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Dog attacks deer in Town of Tonawanda, owner charged

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Posted at 2:56 PM, Mar 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-27 14:56:51-04

TOWN OF TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WKBW) — A Town of Tonawanda man has been charged by the New York State DEC police for letting his dog run on lands inhabited by deer.

Police say 60-year-old David Gardner allowed his dog to run, without a leash in the Sheridan Park Golf Course.

Town of Tonawanda Police say officers had to shoot a deer March 15 after they say Gardner's dog attacked a deer with its teeth.

Police say Gardner was supposed to have his dog on a leash.

He faces a $200 fine and up to ten days in jail.