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Delhi man charged with animal cruelty

TOWN OF MEREDITH (WBNG) -- The Delaware County Sheriff's Office wrote in a Facebook post saying they arrested a Delhi man Thursday for torturing and injuring animals.

23-year-old William Merrill is accused of brutally beating a dog in the Town of Meredith in December of 2019. He has been charged with a class A misdemeanor of animal cruelty.

Merrill was released in accordance with the New York State bail reform laws. Delaware County Sheriff, Craig DuMond, took the time to write in the Facebook post, saying:

“It sickens me to see these cases where innocent victims, including animals who are incapable of defending themselves, end in an appearance ticket only to provide the offender the opportunity to continue to prey on the innocent. Completely disgusting as far as I’m concerned and an absolute miscarriage of justice”.

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