MASSENA, N.Y. -- A Massena man facing 22 counts of animal cruelty made a pre-trial appearance on Wednesday.
The attorney for Patrick Oneill told the judge steps are being taken to improve conditions on his Massena farm. Oneill also faces a misdemeanor animal cruelty charge in Onondaga County after police said he left a dog in a car during the New York State Fair.
The dog passed away. The trial for the 22 counts in Massena is scheduled for January 13.