Release Date: July 8, 2020
On July 3, 2020, Finger Lakes SPCA (FLSPCA) was contacted by county law enforcement for on-scene veterinary assessments and for the potential removal of animals in need of care and treatment while a search warrant was being executed at a Wolf Run Road residence in Campbell, New York.
FLSPCA quickly mobilized members of their emergency response animal rescue team which included a licensed veterinarian, experienced animal handlers and transport and load personnel. Veterinary evaluation of the animals and their environment made it clear that they could not remain in those conditions.
Over the course of 6 hours, and two trips to and from the location, FLSPCA removed a total of 65 animals which included 8 dogs, 2 cats, 2 roosters, 2 hens, 15 ducks, 13 guinea hens and 23 rabbits.
Tragically, after full veterinary examinations, 6 dogs had to be euthanized for humane reasons due to long-term and irreparable pain and suffering.
The remaining animals are receiving treatment and care at FLSPCA and are adjusting well to their new surroundings. These animals will have to be held while this animal cruelty case is adjudicated and a final disposition for their custody is determined.
Gordon E. Burdick, age 78, of Wolf Run Road, Campbell, NY was arrested by our county law enforcement.
Donations of needed supplies or financial contributions are being sought to help defray costs connected with this critical rescue and the care of these animals. Online contributions can be made by visiting fingerlakesspca.org or by mailing a check to FLSPCA, 72 Cameron Street, Bath, NY 14810.
Please continue to watch our Facebook Page for additional updates and a specific list of needed supplies or see below.
We are immensely appreciative to the reporter of this animal cruelty concern. Thank you to our Steuben County Sheriff’s Department, and all deputies and investigators who responded in this case, for their outstanding professionalism and compassion.
Once again, we would also like to thank our community for their continued support.
Please note: Any questions regarding the arrest should be directed to the arresting agency (Steuben County Sheriff’s Department). Additional information can also be found here:
FLSPCA is currently unable to provide additional specifics regarding detailed conditions of the animals or their environment, so as to not to compromise the case.
Vicki S. Mosgrove, Executive Director &
FLSPCA Board of Directors
Supplies currently needed
If you would like to help us help the animals who were recently rescued from Wolf Run Road in Campbell (pictures of some of the animals post rescue are also included in this post) we could use:
1. Rabbit Food (see picture below)
2. Poultry Food & Supplies (see pictures below)
3. Rabbit Bedding
4. Financial Contributions
Our shelter is located at 72 Cameron Street in Bath. Item donations can be dropped off at our shelter between 11 am and 4 pm (except Thursday and Sunday – Closed). We are still primarily conducting non-urgent business by appointment, so our doors are locked. But, you may leave items out front of the shelter during operational hours. If you need assistance unloading or otherwise or have a large donation of multiple items, please call ahead for assistance -607-776-3039.
Financial contributions can be given online at Fingerlakesspca.org by clicking on the Network for Good or PayPal icon. Please designate Wolf Run Road Rescue. Checks can also be mailed to FLSPCA, 72 Cameron Street, Bath, NY 14810.