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'Not guilty plea' entered in case of man whose dog died in hot car outside State Fair

The man accused of leaving his dog in a car at the State Fair – where police say the dog died after 4 hours – appeared in Geddes Town Court on Monday.
The man accused of leaving his dog in a car at the State Fair – where police say the dog died after 4 hours – appeared in Geddes Town Court on Monday.

A judge entered a "not guilty plea" on behalf of 66-year-old Patrick Oneill of Massena.

He did not have an attorney.

Police arrested Oneill on Sept. 2, the final day of the State Fair. They said he was walking around the Fairgrounds after leaving the dog in the car in a lot owned by Crucible Steel.

Troopers say they received a report of animal cruelty in the Red Cross parking lot across from the Fairgrounds that afternoon.

State Police say that when troopers arrived, they observed a male standing over a black Labrador who was seizing and barely breathing.

Troopers attempted to cool the dog with water and ice, but the two-year-old Labrador Retriever died at the scene.

Oneill was arrested on the Agricultural and Markets Law - Section 353, a class "A" misdemeanor.

State Police confirmed that Oneill was charged on 22 counts of animal cruelty in May after they discovered neglected horses on his property, as reported by the Watertown Daily Times.

The Daily Courier-Observer reported that four deceased horses were found on the property in May.
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