Olean Man Charged in Dog's Death

11:06 PM, Oct 2, 2012   |    comments
John J. Bird; Photo: Cattaraugus County Sheriff
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HINSDALE, NY - An Olean man faces an animal cruelty charge after his dog was found dead hanging from a bridge.

Cattaraugus County Sheriff deputies say John J. Bird, 44, allegedly let his dog go free in August on a back road without food and water. The dog was later found dead hanging from a bridge by its leash in Hinsdale.

Bird was issued an appearance ticket for animal cruelty.  His next court date is October 24th.

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