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Town of Pittsfield

PETS Task Force’s First Case: Pittsfield Pigs

PETS Task Force’s First Case:

Rescue Pigs From Pittsfield Farm

Stacie Haynes, executive director, Susquehanna SPCA, feeds two pigs, nicknamed Sonny and Cher, that the SSPCA rescued from squalid conditions in Pittsfield. (Jennifer Hill/AllOTSEGO.com)

HARTWICK SEMINARY – It was a scene Stacie Haynes has seen play out before.

Two pigs, skinny and without food, water or hay, trying to eat the corpses of two dead pigs in a trash pile at a farm on County Route 18, Town of Pittsfield. “They were shivering and cold,” she said. “We got called out there at night in a rainstorm, and we seized them.”

Now playfully dubbed “Sonny and Cher,” the two pigs – one male, one female, approximately five months old – are at the SPCA with plenty of clean hay and shelter.

Two Pigs Seized From Pittsfield Farm

Neglected Pigs Seized

From Pittsfield Farm

Stacie Haynes, executive director, Susquehanna SPCA, feeds the two five month old pigs seized last night from a farm in Pittsfield. According to Sheriff Richard J. Devlin Jr., a neighbor heard noises coming from a barn on County Highway 18 in Pittsfield and, upon inspection, found two dead pigs. Further inspection located the two living pigs without food, hay or water, and the neighbors reported it to the Sheriff’s Department. The investigation into animal cruelty is ongoing. (Jennifer Hill/AllOTSEGO,com)
Mary C. Peck, 77; Homemaker Enjoyed 4-Wheelers

IN MEMORIAM:  Mary C. Peck, 77;

Homemaker Enjoyed 4-Wheelers

PITTSFIELD – Mary C. Peck, 77, a homemaker who enjoyed four-wheel riding on Tug Hill, passed away on Nov. 4, 2018 at Chase Nursing Home, New Berlin.

Mary was born on May 22, 1941, in Worcester, the daughter of Delmar and Thelma Woodbeck.  She was raised by foster parents, Elmer and Beulah Lent.  Her childhood was spent in the Edmeston and Otego areas.  She attended Edmeston Central School.

Warren Prentice, 78; Former Bassett Maintenance Manager

IN MEMORIAM: Warren Prentice, 78;

Former Bassett Maintenance Manager

PITTSFIELD – Warren J. Prentice, 78, retired maintenance coordinator at Bassett Hospital, died at his summer home in the Town of Pittsfield on June 24, 2017.

He was born in New Berlin on Sept. 6, 1938 to Harry and Winnifred Steere Prentice. He spent his childhood in the New Berlin area and attended and graduated from New Berlin Central School.

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