Medford dog owner charged with animal cruelty

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A home in Medford has been condemned as the owner faces animal cruelty charges.

Police say they arrested Stuart Babitch on Wednesday.

According to police, the 76-year-old didn't provide enough food, water and veterinary care for his dog.

Suffolk SPCA detectives say the animal was living in filthy conditions.

Five other dogs and two cats were also removed from the home and taken to an animal shelter for evaluation.

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