Local man arrested on 11 counts of an...

Local man arrested on 11 counts of animal cruelty

There are 38 comments on the WHEC-TV Rochester, NY story from Aug 25, 2009, titled Local man arrested on 11 counts of animal cruelty. In it, WHEC-TV Rochester, NY reports that:

A Farmington man is under arrest on eleven counts of animal cruelty. Macedon police have arrested 57-year old Scott Gears after almost a dozen dogs were found malnourished at a home he owned.

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Guilderland, NY

#21 Aug 26, 2009
This is just sick. How come when it comes to the animals, the charge seems to be minimal. This man needs to be put in a cage, not checked on for 2 - 3 days, and stand/lay in his own feces and urin. How come it took so long for someone to find these poor dogs??
Ignatz Wombat

Rochester, NY

#22 Aug 26, 2009
Get This wrote:
Local Woodchuck was recently arrested for animal neglect and cruelty.
In his own defense he was merely waiting for the new Gov't sponsored program of cash for canines.
If the local woodchuck was awaiting the new Government sponsored program of cash for canines, shouldn't he have been in the city?

Where they hand out the money like water to the populace and there is NO accountability, in spite of what the Pinball Wizard might say.

Rochester, NY

#23 Aug 26, 2009
He needs to go to prison for that. At least thats my opinion. I mean who would do that to a dog let alone any animal. To me that is sick and disturbing. Maybe he needs to be in the age with standing sewage. I am sorry if it sounds like im trying to be mean or harsh but if he couldn't afford to take of the animals anyway why didn't he either give them away or turn them over to lollipop farm or the humane society. I mean 2 dogs died for nothing just because someone didnt want to take care of them. It will be a miracle of all those dogs live or what the humane society might do is euthenize them to end thier suffering. All the suffering those dogs have put up with is because of some JERK didn't want to do the right thing.

Rochester, NY

#24 Aug 26, 2009
The dogs I see in the pics look far better than the hundreds of strays running the streets around town. They also look better than the 852 million starving people in the world. So what.

United States

#25 Aug 26, 2009
I hope that the news keeps up on keeping us informed about this case. it will be interesting to see if he get the same/worse sentence as Michael Vick.

“Lovin' you is fuuu-uuun...”

Since: Apr 09

drop the puck, Ref...

#26 Aug 26, 2009
MiniMinds-R-Us wrote:
The dogs I see in the pics look far better than the hundreds of strays running the streets around town. They also look better than the 852 million starving people in the world. So what.
It's all relative. The very least he could have done was let them loose to fend for themselves. Or make an anonymous tip to Lollipop that there were dogs running around outside the home. To leave like that and just go watch cable at a new home, now THAT'S a loser.

Spencerport, NY

#27 Aug 26, 2009
hey you fkn dirt bag i;m gonne kikck your ass

Albion, NY

#28 Aug 26, 2009
He should get the death penalty. By the looks of that small photo, killing dogs is not his only issue.

North Chili, NY

#29 Aug 26, 2009
They should put him in a cage and forget to feed and water him.I hope the human society isnt going to let him get away with this.

Bloomsburg, PA

#30 Aug 26, 2009
This man should be put in a cage of standing sewage, with no food or water. And maybe someone can check in on him every few days. I'd beat him with my bare hands if I could.

Bloomsburg, PA

#31 Aug 26, 2009

When was the last time you saw "starving people" in a garbage bag in someone's garage? You obviously can't read, just looked at the pictures.

Since: Jul 09

suburbs of Rochester

#32 Aug 26, 2009
This is disgusting!! I hope he sits in jail for awhile. I love animals and that is so disturbing so see. I feel so bad for the animals, and if i had the opportunity i would bring a couple home with me

Since: Jul 09

suburbs of Rochester

#33 Aug 26, 2009
City Man wrote:
Here we go again with the Story Titles.
Like would it be to hard to have "Farmington man" in the title instead of "Local man"???
Like you start the story with "Farmington ma", so why not use that in the title???
Funny tho, anytime it's a City of Rochester Man, you never miss to have ""Rochester Man"" in the title.
Does "Rochester man" mean its a Black guy, and a "Local man" mean its a white guy????
Or is it that you just like to hide all the names of the towns in the burbs when it comes to bad things, and make it look like ALL bad things are in the CITY which has more blacks then whites in it???
and there you go... black this and white that
Frustrated in Roch NY

Saint Paul, MN

#34 Aug 26, 2009
...and where were the neighbors? This is what happens because no one wants to get involved. And...because the law states that if the animal is on personally owned property... well, it is a rather complicated law essentially about-unless there is visual abuse of the animals - after a number of visits by humane authorities, they then can only remove the animals. So, if you see an abused animal, document, date, time, pics, who, what, when, where and keep bugging the humane society in your county about it until something is done! I know this because I know someone who tried to turn in an animal abuser and had the law explained at the time.

Rochester, NY

#35 Aug 26, 2009
He should be treated in the same in-humane treatment he subjected those animals to - put him in a cage with no water/food or ventilation and maybe check on him every 3-4 days - he deserves to be behind bars for what he's done.

Springfield, VT

#36 Aug 26, 2009
grammar police wrote:
Nice reporting, WHEC...
"...police found nine Huskies at Gears' home. Six dogs were found inside the house, one of which was in a cage in standing sewage. Three dogs were found in a pen outside and two were found dead."
First grade math says 6+3+2=11, not 9!
Hey stupid!! 9 were found ALIVE.

“formerly known as "im bored"”

Since: Apr 08

rochester ny

#37 Aug 26, 2009
Take 10 minutes, call local shelter or even a rescue group. They would jump on that i'm sure and will find very good homes for the dogs.

To do this is really just not right. Living beings and the worst part, when he does ever show up - they probably wag their tails and are happy to see the dirt ball.

I hope they can rehabilitate most of them and find them good homes.

Webster, NY

#38 Aug 26, 2009
Cruelty to animals is the first step, people are next.

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