Deputies: Wayne County man facing animal neglect charge after ignoring dog’s declining condition

LYONS, N.Y. (WHEC) — Deputies say a Lyons man is facing an animal cruelty-related charge after they say he intentionally neglected his dog, leading to it having to be put down.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office says 51-year-old Calan Lopinto was arrested following an investigation by the Town of Lyons Animal Control.

Deputies say animal control got a call back in July about the condition of Lopinto’s dog. Investigators at the time then found the dog in his garage with open, draining neck wounds saturated in blood, and covered in maggots and flies. The dog was taken to the Lyons Veterinary Clinic for treatment, but had to be put down due to his condition.

Deputies learned Lopinto knew his dog’s condition and did not give proper care, or see to it that somebody else gave the proper medical care to the dog, causing him pain and suffering,

Lopinto is charged with one count of failing to provide proper sustenance under a state Agriculture and Markets Law. He was issued an appearance ticket, no court date was announced.