FULTON – On April 23, a witness reported to State Police in Fulton that she was driving on Terry Lane in the town of Granby and observed a man slam a yellow Labrador retriever puppy to the ground.
Troopers responded and located the suspect, John P. Fatcheric, 63, and the puppy who was obviously injured and in distress.
The puppy was removed by the town of Granby Animal Control Officer and taken for immediate medical evaluation.
The puppy was found to have a broken femur and signs of strangulation.
She underwent surgery and had a pin placed in her femur to repair the damage.
Fatcheric was charged on May 20, with Aggravated Cruelty to Animals, a class “E” felony.
He is scheduled to appear in the Town of Granby Court on June 13, at 7 p.m.