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A Southport resident has shared his thoughts on the man arrested for punching his dog

A Southport man was arrested Sept. 13 after punching a man’s dog.

The owner of the dog, Harold Schiefen, wants to be sure Connor Delaney, 29, is held accountable.

Delaney was arrested after police responded to a suspicious condition around 1:30 a.m. Sept. 13.

Elmira Animal Control made the arrest and charged him with cruelty to animals.

Schiefen was watching TV with his wife when he heard his dog barking from outside and he went to check. He saw his dog on the ground and Delaney pulling away before getting into his car and finding him.

When confronted, Delaney told Schiefen he would pull him out of the car and beat him then be patted on the back by police.

The charge Delaney is facing is a Class A misdemeanor, and Schiefen is worried it could be dropped to a Class B with little to no accountability.

He wants, above all, Delaney to get the help he needs.