JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WKBW) - UPDATE: The rescued dog, named Mia, has been cleaned up! Staff at Jamestown Veterinary Hospital were able to cut her hair and started treating her medical issues. Mia, a toy poodle, will be taken to a local kennel and further cared for.
Original: Three people are facing animal cruelty charges after firefighters rescued two dogs from a home in Jamestown.
Police and firefighters found the dogs after responding to a fire this morning at 12 Mount Vernon Place. One of the dogs was extremely matted. A picture from Jamestown Police show the dog's face completed covered in matted fur. It was also covered in feces, had open sores and a large cyst on its abdomen, according to police.
The rescued dog is now in the care of a local veterinarian.
The other dog was not in need of emergency care.
David Wright, 31, William Wright, 39, and Lisa Bortz, 40, are all charged with animal cruelty.