Suspect in dog abuse case held for psych evaluation

NORWICH – Last week the Chenango County Sheriff’s Department arrested Douglas A. Hasslett of Greene on 10 counts of failure to license a dog, nine counts of cruelty to animals and one count of aggravated cruelty to animals. One of the dogs was found in the defendant’s freezer, apparently placed there after it had starved to death, said District Attorney Joseph McBride. “This man is charged with cruelty to dogs; I could think of nothing more cruel,” said McBride.




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