Buffalo Police arrest suspected puppy thief

Posted at 4:10 PM, Feb 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-21 11:38:49-05

Buffalo Police believe they've arrested a puppy thief.

Officers found the dog early Tuesday morning, injured and without adequate food or shelter on Kay Street in Buffalo.

Police arrested 27-year-old Gene Smith and charged him with criminal possession of stolen property and torturing or injuring animals/failure to provide sustenance.

Police are investigating whether he may have stolen other dogs.


Correction: In the original version of this story, we connected the arrest to a missing dog report from February 8th from a home on Dewey Avenue. The two cases are not connected. Our apologies for the error.


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