Nine Dead Dogs Found in the Town of Stratford

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 06: A Dogue De Bordeaux rests on the second day of Crufts dog show at the National Exhibition Centre on March 6, 2015 in Birmingham, England. First held in 1891, Crufts is said to be the largest show of its kind in the world, t

State police say they found nine dead dogs at an address on County Route 104 in the Town of Stratford.  13 more dogs were found in various states of emaciation.  The dogs, French Mastiffs, were confined both in the house and outside in makeshift kennels and cages. 

State police say the dogs had no water or food and it is unknown when the dogs were last fed.

The surviving dogs are being fostered at the Brennan Humane Society in Mayfield.  

Troopers believe they have located the man they identify as the owner of the dogs: Bentley Valdez.  He is expected to return from downstate today.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the State Police at 518 853-3720.

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