Endicott police arrest a man accused of beating and abusing his dog.
George E. Clarke, 35, is charged with torturing and injuring animals, a misdemeanor under state Agriculture and Market law.
Endicott police say the arrest is the result of an incident that occurred on August 10 at Clarke's home in the Village of Endicott.
Clarke is accused of striking his dog, a male pit-bull, approximately 10 to 15 times in the mid section with a 2 by 4.
The dog was also pulled by a lead that was attached to its collar over a fence without supporting the dog's body.
The dog remains at Clarke's home.
The Endicott Police Department and the Broome County Humane Society are working to obtain a court order to possibly remove the animal from the residence.
Clarke was ordered to appear in the Village of Endicott Court at a later date.