Northern New York Newspapers
Watertown Daily Times
The Journal
Daily Courier-Observer
NNY Business
NNY Living
Malone Telegram
Sun., Jul. 13
Serving the communities of Jefferson, St. Lawrence and Lewis counties, New York
In print daily. Online always.
Related Stories

State police find four deceased horses on Massena property

print this article
e-mail this article

MASSENA— A Massena man was arrested Thursday afternoon when state police discovered the remains of four horses, one a rotting corpse.

State policecharged Patrick J. O’Neill, 65, Massena, with 22 counts of animal cruelty after a two-day investigation at 326 Haverstock Road.

No cause of death was listed for any of the horses; however it was suspected one had been dead for at least two weeks. More than 20 other horses were removed from the scene.

Police were assisted by the Massena Humane Society and all animals were examined by veterinarian Joel Nezenon.

O’Neill was arraigned in Massena Town Court and later released on his own recognizance to appear at a later date.

The investigation is ongoing, troopers said.

Connect with Us
WDT News FeedsWDT on FacebookWDT on TwitterWDT on InstagramWDT for iOS: iPad, iPhone, and iPod touchWDT for Android
Showcase of Homes
Showcase of Homes