Man Charged With Animal Cruelty after Admitting to Shooting a Dog

January 25, 2013 Updated Jan 25, 2013 at 12:46 PM EDT

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Man Charged With Animal Cruelty after Admitting to Shooting a Dog

January 25, 2013 Updated Jan 25, 2013 at 12:46 PM EDT

A Cattaraugus County man has been charged with animal cruelty after admitting to deputies he shot a dog in the Town of South Valley, police say.

24-year-old Deven Dudenhoeffer admitted to the committing the crime back on January 11th around 10:30 p.m.

An investigation into a citizen complaint led to his arrest on Wednesday.

Dudenhoeffer was processed and released, and will appear in South Valley Town Court at a later date to answer the charge.

We did not receive information about the status of the animal