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UPDATE: April 1, 2021
Vice President for Humane Law Enforcement Reno Di Domenico has kindly responded to my email.
He tells me that the dog is not in the custody of Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester and they are “exploring legal options to obtain the dog.”
Other information could not be disclosed as the case is still active.
On March 30, Lollypop Farm Humane Law Enforcement Investigators arrested 54-year-old MICHAEL MEYER (pictured below), after he was seen on camera repeatedly punching his dog.
FOX8 reports that the incident took place inside the self-service pet bathing area of a Henrietta Country Max store.
According to a press release by the organization “Store employees immediately reviewed CCTV recordings and notified the Lollypop Farm Humane Law Enforcement Department after reports from a customer who heard what they believed to be someone abusing a dog in the dog washroom. Upon reviewing the store camera footage, investigators witnessed a man punching a German Shepherd mix.”
The press release also states: “After reviewing the footage, investigators determined the man punched the dog multiple times. The suspect was briefly questioned and identified as Rochester resident Michael Meyer. Concluding the investigation, Humane Law Enforcement officers attempted to locate and charge Meyer; however we were unable to find him at his address of record. In partnership with Rochester Area Crimestoppers, Humane Law Enforcement Investigators were able to locate Meyer on March 30th after receiving a tip through 9-1-1.”
As reported by RochesterFirst, MEYER has been ordered to appear at Henrietta Town Court to face charges of overdriving, torturing, and injuring an animal.
The charges are only misdemeanor offenses that could lead up to a $1,000 fine and/or up to only one year in prison.
I have reached out to Vice President for Humane Law Enforcement Reno Di Domenico to inquire about the furbaby.
I will post an update if I get a response.
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