Fort Drum man accused of animal cruelty

Updated: Sep. 15, 2020 at 4:25 PM EDT
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TOWN OF LERAY, N.Y. (WWNY) - A Fort Drum man faces animal cruelty charges after allegedly leaving a dog in a storage unit without water.

State police arrested 21 year old Matthew Majestic on Monday.

Troopers were called to a locked storage unit on Route 11 in the town of LeRay on September 1 after someone reported hearing an animal whining inside.

Police found a German Shepard inside the unit. There was also a large bowl of dog food, but no water.

Following a medical evaluation from a local veterinarian, it was determined that the dog was approximately 30 pounds underweight, had a severe flea infection, and an internal parasite, which is likely the cause of the dog being underweight.

Majestic was issued a ticket to appear in LeRay Town Court on October 21.

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