The dog control officer in Tupper Lake has been arrested and charged with animal cruelty.
NYS Police on Tuesday arrested 33 year-old, Shaheen R. Shaheen and charged him with neglect of an impound animal and torturing or injuring animals for failing to feed a dog.
Investigators say Shaheen confiscated a dog on October 2 and brought it to the Tupper Lake Animal Shelter. The animal was in poor health and deteriorated when Shaheen failed to provide the dog with proper care and needed veterinary service.
The dog was found dead in the shelter on October 26. Shaheen resigned his position as the town’s dog control officer the next day.