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One of the 18 recovered puppies abandoned by Michael Staley and later turned in to the Eagle’s Nest Vetrinary Clinic in Plattsburgh. The German Shepherd mix was one of 24 dogs abandoned throughout Clinton County on Aug. 3 by Staley.

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