NYS Fair Visitor Charged In Dog’s Death
A Massena man has been arrested in connection with the death of a dog left in a hot car in a New York State Fair parking lot.
Authorities say the two-year-old black Labrador retriever died after it was left in the vehicle in the town of Geddes for more than four hours.
State police say 66-year-old Patrick Oneill was standing over the dog, named Ali, when troopers arrived after being called by a parking lot attendant.
Investigators say the dog was having a seizure and was barely breathing. Police tried to cool the dog with water and ice but it died a short time later in the lot.
Oneill was ordered to appear in Geddes town court September 16.
According to news reports, Oneill had been charged in May with 22 counts of animal cruelty for allegedly failing to provide care for 22 horses.