A Brooklyn man accused of keeping 76 Pomeranians in fetid conditions in a doublewide trailer in upstate New York has been ordered to pay $65,000.
Steven Fong was charged earlier this month with 77 counts of animal cruelty after the dogs were found living in feces and urine in rural Chenango County.
Police say that nobody appeared to live with the dogs in Oxford, 150 miles northwest of New York City. Bags of food had been torn open and left for them to eat.
The remains of nearly 40 dogs were found in nearby woods.
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals took the 56-year-old retired carpenter to court and he was ordered Tuesday to pay $65,464 for the dogs' rehabilitation expenses.
Fong's attorney didn't return calls Thursday.
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