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Witnesses intervene, Webster man faces felony charge after horrific case of animal abuse in Ontario County

The Ontario County Humane Society says a Webster man faces felony charges after a violent incident of animal abuse in the town of Bloomfield.

On April 25th around 7 p.m. deputies and the Ontario County Humane Society responded to the report of a vehicle damaging property by spinning its tires and doing donuts in a field and yard on Route 65.

The operator of the vehicle was identified as Daniel Haas, 54, of Webster.

Witnesses watched Haas chase a dog in the field with his vehicle, then running the dog over – dragging it for five or six feet before coming to rest.

Deputies say Haas took the front passenger head rest out of the vehicle, and began beating the dog with it.

The residents saw this happening and drove up to the area. One of the residents was able to obtain the vehicle’s license plate number and a description of the operator, which resulted in an arrest.

Deputies say the dog, a one-year-old female white and gray pit-bull, named DeeDee was transported by the Humane Society to a veterinarian.

The dog suffered serious trauma and is currently in guarded condition.

Haas was charged with felony aggravated animal cruelty and animal abandonment.

Deputies say he was in custody in Monroe County on unrelated charges and will answer the abuse charges in Bloomfield Town Court.