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Amity man charged with animal cruelty, accused of shooting dog


AMITY -- A 64-year-old Amity man is facing charges of animal cruelty after New York State Police responded to a tip of a man shooting a dog.

According to NYSP, Troopers responded to Stryker Road on Sunday for a report of a dog being shot. Further investigation revealed that Marvin L. Wells had "shot a canine for no legitimate purpose with a firearm."

Wells was charged with aggravated cruelty to animals, a class E felony. He is due in Amity Court on May 2.

Photo courtesy of NYSP.

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