NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) - A man turned himself in to Niagara Falls Police Wednesday morning, after three dogs were removed from his home on June 30th.
The SPCA of Niagara says Donald Rubin, 42, turned himself in to authorities following media coverage of the removal of the dogs from his home.
The dogs were emaciated and living in deplorable conditions. The youngest of the dogs was a seven-week-old puppy named Jonah who died earlier this month.
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The SPCA says they are pleased with the news of an arrest in the case. In a news release SPCA of Niagara Board President Michelle Madigan said, "I am pleased with the arrest of Donald Rubin. Jonah was a beautiful, living, breathing soul and deserved to be treated with love and care, not to be abused and left to suffer and die. Animal cruelty will never stop until the law includes justice for animals as well as people."
Police have charged Rubin with failure to provide proper sustenance. After he was arraigned, Rubin was taken to the Niagara County Jail on $2,000 bail.
He is due back in court in August.
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