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Neglected Animals Rescued From Deplorable Conditions In Dilapidated Trailer

Orchard Park, New York – Multiple animals have a new lease on life after being rescued from deplorable conditions in Orchard Park. According to the Orchard Park Police Department, earlier this month, officers who were responding to a trespass complaint found a makeshift trailer holding several animals in “deplorable” conditions.

In a release, the authorities described the conditions the animals had been suffering in:

There was no food or water present and the animals could not lie down due to the confined space. The animals were living in their own waste, and appeared emaciated. The animals were left unattended in the enclosed trailer in close to 90 degree weather.

Shawn Hirschbine, age 48, and his girlfriend Deanna Huff, age 62, showed up at the property and attempted to take possession of the animals. After refusing commands from the officers, Shawn Hirschbine began “physically resisting officers,” and he was taken into custody.

The officers reached out to the Erie County SPCA for help and the agency assisted in relocating the animals and getting them veterinary care.

The police department release outlines the charges that Hirschbine and Huff are facing.

Shawn Hirschbine was arrested and charged with:
Trespass Penal Law 140.05
Obstruction of Governmental Administration 2nd; Penal Law 195.05
Resisting Arrest; Penal Law 205.30
Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree; Penal Law 145.00-03
Confinement of a companion animal in extreme heat; Agriculture and Markets 353D
Neglect of an Animal; Agriculture and Markets 356
Failure to Provide Sustenance for Animals; Agriculture and Markets 353

Deanna Huff was arrested and charged with:
Confinement of a companion animal in extreme heat; Agriculture and Markets 353D
Neglect of an Animal; Agriculture and Markets 356

Both defendants were released on appearance tickets with a future court date of August 25th, 2022 at 5 p.m.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. Now this is cruelty and abuse unlike what I would say Coco is getting in her new life. I say put these people into these enclosures and give them a taste of what they doled out-a big taste.

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  2. Maximum sentence for each count. And may someone with nothing to lose deal with these perpetrators as they should be dealt with.

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  3. Would someone please explain to me WHY people think they are doing animals a favor by putting them in situations like this??? Humans are animals’ worst enemy!!!

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  4. It makes me sick to my stomach, that we, as a society, allow lawbreakers, and people who perform all kinds of heinous acts, be released to walk amongst us.

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