Arrest Made in Animal Cruelty Case
A 30-year-old Albany man and a 23-year-old Albany woman are both facing animal cruelty charges following an investigation into two abandoned puppies that were found in a wooded area on the 400 block of Livingston Avenue.
On October 13, 2023 around 5:30 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Livingston Avenue for reports of two puppies who were abandoned. Upon arrival, officers discovered the puppies next to a dumpster without food or water.
The City of Albany’s Animal Control unit responded to the scene and transported the dogs to the Mohawk Humane Society where they were evaluated and received medical treatment. Both dogs are currently in good health and doing well.
Investigators from the Special Operations Unit are responsible for investigating incidents of animal cruelty, through their investigation, they were able to identify 30-year-old Delorean Benson and 23-year-old Kori Leizear of Albany as suspects in this incident.
Benson has been charged with one count of Torturing or Injuring animals, and one count of Abandonment of an Animal.
He is scheduled to be arraigned in Albany City Criminal Court on October 27, 2023.
Leizear has been charged with one count of Torturing or Injuring animals, and one count of Abandonment of an Animal.
She is scheduled to be arraigned in Albany City Criminal Court on October 27, 2023.