By Eric Malanoski (Townsquare Media News)

State Police arrested North Norwich residents, 26 year old Brittany Waldruff and 24 year old Derrick Waldruff on Sunday for 4 counts of the misdemeanor of cruelty to animals. State Police say the arrests occurred after troopers responded to assist the Norwich Dog Control Officer with an abandoned beagle and puppies at home on State Route 12 in the Town of North Norwich. An investigation determined that after being evicted from their upstairs apartment the Waldruffs allegedly abandoned their pet beagle and her 4 new puppies without food or water inside the locked apartment causing extreme dehydration. Both were issued tickets returnable to the Town of North Norwich Court on September 14th.

Brittany Waldruff (Credit: NYS Police)
Derrick A. Waldruff (Credit: NYS Police)