- New York, USA -
On Saturday, April 25, the Ontario County Humane Society and the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a vehicle damaging property by spinning its tires and doing donuts in a field and yard on Route 65.
The driver was later identified as 54-year-old DANIEL HAAS, of Webster.
HAAS was seen by witnesses chasing a helpless young pup in the field; he then ran over her and dragged her for five or six feet.
Deputies say that when HAAS stopped the vehicle, he removed the headrest of the passenger seat, and started beating the injured furbaby with it.
Some residents drove up to the area after seeing what was happening.
Although HAAS drove off like the coward that he is, one of the residents was able to get the license plate of the vehicle, and the description of this vile subject.
HAAS and his car were later located at his home.
The 1-year-old white and gray Pit bull now named DeeDee, suffered severe trauma.
She was first transported to a local veterinarian’s office, and now she is in the care of Happy Tails Animal Shelter.
A recent update posted on the shelter’s Facebook page says that although DeeDee’s condition has improved, she is very sore and will require additional medical attention to ensure that she makes a full recovery.
HAAS was charged with felony aggravated animal cruelty and misdemeanor animal abandonment.
Deputies say he was in custody in Monroe County on unrelated charges and will answer the abuse charges in Bloomfield Town Court.