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Man Charged With Animal Cruelty



Abe J. Dominique, 38, 107 Monumental St., was charged with a single count of cruelty to animals after a Wednesday, May 30 incident.

Cory K. Casey, 29, 150 Monumental St., told police sometime between 6:10 and 6:40 pm, his dog, a brown terrier mix named “Babe,” was shot with a BB or pellet gun.

Casey was taking the dog to the veterinarian.

Police issued Dominique a summons to appear in court in connection with the incident.

In an unrelated case, police were contacted about 7:28 pm, Thursday, May 24, about a dog in the Archbold Villas that had been left outside all day, with no shelter from the heat, no food, and no water.

There was an overturned dog carrier at the scene, but in his report, the officer questioned if it would keep the dog out of the hot sun. It was noted in the report temperature for the day was 87 degrees.

The officer attempted to make contact at the residence where the dog was found, but got no answer.

The matter was referred to the county dog warden.

In a third dog case, the owner of a dog was given a verbal warning about allowing a dog to run at large.

A Pleasant Street resident told officers the dog had been at her home about noon, Thursday, May 24. She followed it back to a house in the 200 block of Wilson St., where it sat next to a doghouse.

Police located the owner the following day and advised her of the village ordinance prohibiting dogs from running loose.



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