Owner Charged After Allegedly Leaving Dog In Car For 24 Hours

STOCKTON – A City of Buffalo man was charged with abandonment of animals after allegedly leaving his dog in a car for 24 hours.

The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office responded to an animal complaint at a residence on Bone Dry Road in the Town of Stockton Friday afternoon.

Deputies located a small dog inside of an abandoned vehicle in the area. At the time the dog was located, deputies say it was 17 degrees outside.

Through investigation deputies believe the dog’s owner, Josiah Schuaman, 32, allegedly abandoned his vehicle with the dog locked inside.

Deputies say Schuaman was issued an appearance ticket for abandonment of animals.

Schuaman is scheduled to appear in the Town of Stockton Court on a later date.


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