A 57-year-old Canandaigua man faces animal cruelty charges following an investigation by Canandaigua Police, the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office and the Ontario County Humane Society.
On February 1st, the Humane Society responded to 188 Bristol Street in Canandaigua for two dogs that were found inside an apartment that was being condemned. Dwayne Ettinger was contacted and agreed to secure both dogs at his residence after their owner was unable to respond to secure them at that time. When Ettinger decided he could not keep both dogs, he allegedly returned to that same Bristol Street address and tied a 1-year-old Rottweiler named King to the open porch in 10-degree weather, without food or adequate shelter. King was able to get out of his makeshift leash and went to 171 Bristol Street where a person that previously took care of him lived. The Humane Society was called and King was taken to their shelter where he is listed in good health.
In addition to animal cruelty, Ettinger is charged with failure to provide adequate shelter and animal abandonment. The investigation continues and additional arrests are pending