Investigators arrest man for beating a dog repeatedly with a stick

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FAIRPORT N.Y. (WHEC) — Lollypop Farm Humane Law Enforcement investigators arrested a man in connection to beating a dog with a stick on Iroquois Street in Rochester.

Witnesses identified 34-year-old Sharod Campbell as the man who repeatedly beat a dog in the face and the side in an empty in-ground pool on February 20. Campbell was charged with overdriving, torturing, and injuring an animal on March 17.

The dog was treated for wounds on the head and chest, first at Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Services and then at Lollypop Farm. The dog, a white brindle mixed breed, is still in Lollypop Farm’s care.

Campbell will appear in the city of Rochester Court on April 6. He could face up to a $1,000 fine and up to one year in prison for the misdemeanor offense.

The vice president of Lollypop Farm Humane Law Enforcement, Reno Di Domenico, said he’s grateful to the witnesses who spoke up.

“Any violence or inhumane treatment should not be acceptable in our society. Neither people nor animals should ever be victims of any type of abuse,” said Domenico.