Man Confesses to Killing Dog

A man says he shot and killed his neighbor’s dog because he was annoyed with the animal’s barking.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies a man had been looking for his dog Jake for several days and while searching wooded areas and fields he found an area of loosed unearthed soil, started digging and found the dead dog.

The property where the dog was found belongs to 46-year-old Robert Rearick of Gerry, who told police he shot the dog because it was barking near his home, and then he buried Jake in his field.

Rearick is facing a number of charges related to animal cruelty and is scheduled to appear in Town of Gerry Court.

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