The man charged with animal cruelty for leaving his dog inside a car at the state fair had a foal die while in his care.
Patrick O'Neill of Massena also faces charges that he neglected 22 horses. His attorney says he inherited 12 of the horses from the death of his partner. A local humane society official says O'Neill is a well-intentioned animal lover, but there is a pattern of him not properly caring for them. O'Neill is in Geddes Town Court September 16 for the dog's death, and September 25 in Massena on the horse neglect accusations.