Officials describe unlivable conditions at Canandaigua home; four people arrested on 24 charges

Four people have been arrested on charges following an investigation involving the Ontario County Humane Society, Ontario County Child Protective Services, and the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office at a residence on North Road in the Town of Canandaigua.

On May 15th at approximately 4 p.m. the Humane Society became involved in the investigation, which centered around a report of children and animals living in deplorable conditions.

Deputies say the defendants who were ultimately charged had previously been arrested for endangering the welfare of a child at that residence.

Upon arrival, the Humane Society says the residence was filled with garbage, flies, and feces, which were all covering the floor. They noted a ‘horrendous smell’ inside, and several cats were found, which needed varying levels of medical attention.

One of that cats was also found dead at the bottom of the basement stairs.

A total of 12 cats were seized and examined. The Humane Society says that Dawn L. Swan, 41, of Canandaigua; Darrell R. Swan, 67, of Canandaigua; Karen M. Swan, 65, of Canandaigua; and Jody M. Ingram, 46, of Canandaigua were all charged with 12 counts of animal cruelty, and 12 counts of failure to provide food and water to an impounded animal.

They were arraigned and released.

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