PLATTSBURGH - According to city police, 62-year-old Fred Trost Sr. was arrested on charges of animal cruelty and two counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
Police were called to 96 Pine St. where they found a 10-year-old dalmatian was tangled in the couch springs for hours. Trost, the dog's owner, also allegedly beat the dog.
Trost, a convicted felon, was also arrested on weapon's charges for the alleged possession of several firearms
He has pleaded not guilty and was released on $1,000 cash bail.