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Lockport man accused of fatally beating dog

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Posted at 1:24 PM, Jan 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-07 13:26:08-05

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WKBW) — A Lockport man is under arrest, accused of beating a dog so badly it needed to be put to sleep

69-year-old Henry Michael Burg is now charged with Torturing or Injuring Animals under Agriculture and Market Law.

Investigators say Burg beat a dog with a metal socket extension after discovering the animal had attacked his own dog. The dog had to be euthanized due to the injuries it sustained.

Burg was issued an appearance ticket and it due back in Lockport Town Court on January 10.

If convicted, he will be placed on the Niagara County Animal Abuse Registry.