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Pair Arrested for Abandoning Emaciated Dog in Phelps


The owners of the dog that died after being found abandoned and emaciated last week in Phelps have been found.

According to the Ontario County Humane Society, 21-year old Mackenzie Clarke of Newark and her boyfriend Isiah Dishaw have been charged with Aggravated Cruelty to an Animal, a felony, and Animal Abandonment, a misdemeanor. Clarke was also charged with Falsely Reporting an Incident.

Clarke claimed that she and Dishaw tried to take her 1-year old Pitbull mix, named Ash, to the Humane Society last Thursday after becoming ill but they weren’t open. She then decided to leave Ash on the side of Styker Road and reported the abandoned dog to authorities.

Ash would die the next day.

Both Clarke and Dishaw will answer their charges at a later date in Phelps Town Court.

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