UPDATE: Reward money now offered in animal cruelty investigation



Captain Robert E. Patnaude
Acting Troop G Commander




March 17, 2016- Latham, NY

As part of the investigation in the possible animal cruelty case which began on March 10th, troopers are announcing that reward money is now being offered.

Both the New York State Humane Association and the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society are offering rewards of $1,000 each for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for throwing a deceased dog from a vehicle on a ramp from State Route 7 to Interstate 787.  The reward money comes from these agencies directly and totals $2,000 combined.

The investigation is continuing and officials are once again reinforcing that anyone who may have witnessed the incident and has not yet spoken with authorities to call the State Police at 518-783-3211.


March 10, 2017-SP Latham

The New York State Police in Latham are investigating a case of Animal Cruelty.

On March 10 at approximately 2:53 PM a caller reported a dark grey colored pickup truck, operated by two white males, heading northbound on the ramp from Alternate Route 7 to Interstate 87. The caller reported seeing one of the males throw a possibly deceased dog out of the window onto the shoulder of the road. The responding Trooper located a deceased white female Pit Bull dog partially wrapped in a black contractor grade tarp.

The dog has a distinctive brown marking on its tale and back and may have recently given birth.

If anyone has any information they are asked to contact the New York State Police in Latham at 518-783-3211.