MAYVILLE – A Sherman man is in the Chautauqua County Jail after a puppy he allegedly left in his car, along with three other dogs, died.
David D. Hannold Sr., 50, of Sherman, was charged with overdriving, torturing and injuring animals, four counts of failure to provide proper sustenance, and four counts of confining a companion animal in a vehicle.
Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to a Mayville location last Thursday on a complaint of dogs locked in a car for at least 20 hours. Deputies located the vehicle and discovered one adult dog with three puppies in the car with all the windows up. Feces was observed in the vehicle and no water was observed.
The dogs were noticeably skinny and in poor health, Deputies said. The owner of the dogs was unable to be located and all four dogs were seized by the Town of Chautauqua Animal Control Officer for inadequate registration. The dogs were later transported to the Chautauqua County Humane Society where it was determined that all four dogs had contracted a potentially deadly disease which could have been prevented with basic care and vaccination.
One puppy later died from complications of the disease. Investigation determined that Hannold was the owner of the dogs and responsible for the incident. Charges were filed in the Town of Chautauqua Court. Hannold is currently being held in the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail. He will answer to the charges in the Town of Chautauqua Court at a later date.