SPCA of Erie County
BUFFALO, NY-An Erie County Grand Jury has indicted a Buffalo man for allegedly leashing a dog to the trailer hitch of his car and then driving around with him around the west side of Buffalo.
Daniel Delaney, 36, is charged with one count of overdriving, torturing and and injuring animals and misdemeanor animal cruelty.
The dog, named "Gotti", suffered abrasions and lost layers of skin from his paws but is expected to make a complete recovery. The DA's office says the dog's injuries did not support the felony level charge of aggravated animal cruelty.
Delaney faces a maximum term of a year in jail if convicted as charged.