A 51 year old Geneva man has been arrested on animal abandonment charges following an incident Saturday on the east side of Carter Road in the town of Geneva.
An off duty Ontario County Sheriff’s Office lieutenant observed James Kemp, Senior, acting suspiciously as his car was parked near a large pile of dirt. As the lieutenant passed, he saw Kemp open his car door and let a brown Pit Bull out. Kemp then got into his car and drove away. The lieutenant was able to catch Kemp’s license plate before capturing the dog. Kemp claimed he was taking the dog back to the area where it was found several weeks ago hoping its owner would find him.
The dog, named Max, is currently at the Ontario County Humane Society and will be placed up for adoption.
Kemp will appear in Geneva Town Court at a later date.