Modified: October 25, 2018 9:46am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 35-year-old Joshua Mack of Buffalo was sentenced today by State Supreme Court Justice Paul B. Wojtaszek to an indeterminate sentence of 1-3 years in state prison for his conviction 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.
“Animal cruelty in any form is unacceptable and is something that I take very seriously” says District Attorney Flynn, “these poor dogs are brought up in an environment of abuse and pain and I am happy to see justice done.”
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.