I saw this on facebook and I am just passing this along incase anyone in the area can assist:
If you have room to help out:
There is a terrible, heartbreaking situation in Upstate New York, with Frank Popolizio’s Southside Kennels, located in South Worcester, NY. The Otsego County SPCA has been called in, as well as NY State Troopers, to remove over 130 dogs that are staked... out w/barrels for shelter and no bedding in the barrels in subzero weather. The dogs are emaciated, eating their own feces, and in horrible physical condition and unable to fend for themselves. There are Vizslas, GSP’s, Weimaraners, and Rhodesian Ridgebacks in peril that we know of. There may be other breeds at this puppy mill as well. Please help get the word out to the any rescues that may willing to help. The Otsego County SPCA is overwhelmed with the number of dogs they are going to have to take in and they have asked for help. The director, and contact person for this SPCA is a woman by the name of Liz Mackey; her phone number is 607-547-8111. This is a Cooperstown, NY number and the SPCA is located just south of Cooperstown. Again, these poor animals are in dire straights and need our help. Thanks for helping us get the word out about this situation!
Update: Missy Neal who is in charge of the GSPCA Rescue is aware of this situation and is working with them.
Ridgeback Rescue and Shorthair Rescue are involved in helping. Not sure about any of the other rescue groups.
In regards to the "terrible, heartbreaking situation" in Western NY: Rescue is aware of this situation. Because there is an ongoing criminal investigation, please refrain from emailing, crossposting etc until we are given the 'all clear"; any continuing premature conversation may jeopardize legal proceedings. Thank you.