Man charged after dogs locked in car for 20-plus hours

David D. Hannold

MAYVILLE — A Sherman man is facing a number of charges after sheriff’s deputies responded to the report of a dog and three puppies locked in a car for a minimum of 20 hours.

The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office was called to a location in the village of Mayville and located the vehicle in question. Deputies discovered one adult dog with three puppies in the car with all the windows up.

Feces were observed in the car and no water was observed. Deputies say the dogs were noticeable skinny and in poor health. The owner of the dogs, later identified as David D. Hannold, 50, was unable to be located, and all four dogs were seized by the Chautauqua Town Animal Control Officer for inadequate registration. The dogs were later transported to the Chautauqua County Humane Society where it was determined that all four dogs had contracted a potentially deadly disease which could have been prevented with basic care and vaccination. One puppy later passed away due to complications of the disease.

Charges were filed in Chautauqua Town Court against Hannold for overdriving, torturing and injuring animals. He’s also facing charges for failure to provide proper sustenance as well as confinement of a companion animal in a car.

Hannold is currently being held in the Chautauqua County Jail and will answer charges at a later date.