18 March 2020

Major Michael J. Drake
Troop K Commander

Clermont, New York – On March 17, 2020, the New York State Police in conjunction with the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office arrested Andrea Nussinow, age 57, of Clermont, for thirty-five counts of Agriculture and Markets Law section 353 the Overdriving, torturing and injuring animals, or failure to provide proper sustenance, an unclassified misdemeanor.


On December 2, 2019, the State Police in Livingston received a complaint of possible animal neglect on Nevis Road in the town of Clermont.  Investigation led to the endorsement of three search warrants for the property which were all executed in the month of January 2020.  Twenty horses, six sheep, two goats, tow cows, one donkey, and seven cats were seized from the property as a result.  All animals were taken in by Godspeed Horse Rescue.  


Continued investigation with the help of local and state veterinary professionals along with the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office led to the subsequent arrest of Andrea Nussinow on March 17, 2020.


Andrea Nussinow was arraigned before the Columbia County Court, and released on her own recognizance.  Ms. Nussinow is next scheduled to appear before the town of Clermont Court on May 20, 2020, at 5:00 p.m.



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