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Ontario County man charged with animal cruelty

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An Ontario County man is facing animal cruelty charges after leaving his 2-year-old pit bull outside without shelter, food, or water. 

On Oct. 5, the Ontario County Humane Society responded to a complaint at the Spring Brook Mobile Home Park in Clifton Springs. They found a 2-year-old red pit bull named Kane lying in a hold he dug in the yard. A neighbor had fed and gave him water.

The Humane Society said Kane also suffered from ear infections that were so severe that his left ear canal was completely swollen shut and his left ear was swollen to the point his ear was sticking straight out.

A veterinarian recommended that Kane’s ear be operated on immediately. He is currently being cared for the Humane Society.

The dog’s owner, 41-year-old Charles Drover Jr., was arrested and charged with failure to provide sustenance to an animal, not providing shelter to an animal left outside, and having an unlicensed and unvaccinated dog.

Drover Jr. was issued an appearance ticket and will appear in Manchester Town Court at a later date to answer the charges. 

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