Pets aren’t meant to be abused and wild animals are meant to be left alone. These are two animal stories, one headed for a happy ending, the other will get there, eventually.

Five undernourished dogs were rescued and a Greenport man faces charges in a particularly ugly case of of animal cruelty. Sixty-three-year-old Curtis Rist, was charged Monday with two counts of animal cruelty by Greenport Police. Rist is the former owner of Hudson Labradoodles on Church Road. He agreed to surrender the five dogs to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society.

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