A Rome woman is facing Animal Cruelty charges following an incident earlier this month in Lafayette.

Police say during the Lafayette Apple Fest Troopers were alerted to a dog locked in a vehicle in the parking lot.

New York State Police
New York State Police

It was determined the dog had been locked in the vehicle for nearly two hours and several attempts were made to contact the owner over the PA system.

Ultimately, Troopers broke the window and removed the dog from the vehicle in good health and charged 54-year-old Dana Studer of Rome with Ag and Markers Law Section 353, Animal Cruelty.

Studer will face the charge in Town of Lafayette Court this week.

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