Two arrested for animal neglect months after Albany home was condemned

ALBANY, N.Y. – After months of waiting on their case to be resolved, several animals staying at a local shelter may soon be able to go up for adoption.

The Director of the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society had recently expressed his frustration after a handful of animals were removed from a home last June, but they couldn’t be put up for adoption because an arrest in the case had to be made. Albany Police had said that they were working on finding their owners.

Now, law enforcement close to the case confirms that Deric Peterson and Rachel Fasnacht, were arrested and charged with animal neglect.

Police say their Albany home was condemned during the summer. Four dogs and nine cats were removed. MHHS says that one dog and one cat had to be put down due to medical issues.

Police say Fasnacht’s mother is still wanted.

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