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Accused Dog Shooter in Court

Cheektowaga, NY (WBEN) A Sloan man has been arraigned on animal abuse charges.

The attorney for 58 year old Michael Tortorici pleaded not guilty on his behalf to an upgraded felony count.

Cheektowaga Police say Tortorici shot his German shepherd Max in the basement of his home earlier this month.

Police say Tortorici told them the dog had attacked him, but an investigation found Tortorici was drinking and had punched, kicked and pulled the dog.

Proceedings will resume next month.

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Locations : Cheektowaga
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