Buffalo Man Pleads Guilty to Animal Cruelty Charge

Modified: July 11, 2018 3:01pm

7/11/2018

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 35-year-old Joshua Mack of Buffalo pleaded guilty before State Supreme Court Justice Paul B. Wojtaszek to one felony count of Prohibition of Animal Fighting.

On March 22, 2018, a search warrant was executed at the defendant’s home on Roma Avenue in the City of Buffalo. During the search, seven dogs and one puppy with varying levels of injuries and scarring consistent with dog fighting were rescued from the home. In addition, dog fighting paraphernalia was removed from the property.

The dogs were brought to the SPCA’s on-site infirmary on Harlem Road in West Seneca for immediate care and treatment. Three of the dogs have been adopted.

Mack faces a maximum of 4 years in prison when he is sentenced on Friday, September 21 at 10 a.m. 

DA Flynn commends the outstanding investigative work of NYS Peace Officers and SPCA Serving Erie County Animal Cruelty Investigators Tyler Robertson and William Heine.

Assistant District Attorney Erin E. Hart of the DA’s Felony Trials Bureau prosecuted the case.