WAYNE COUNTY, NY (WIVB) - Police near Rochester have charged two Amish men with killing a dog and her litter of nine puppies after no one bought the young animals.
A highway crew found some of the dead dogs in a roadside ditch in Wayne county on January 17.
State Police report that when Merlin Schmucker, 26,of Clyde failed to sell the Australian red heeler puppies, he asked Jonathan Eicher, 19, of Lyons to shoot them.
Police report that Eicher admitted killing nine puppies and their mother with a .22-caliber rifle in December.
Eicher told police that killing dogs under such circumstances is accepted among the Amish.
The DA says both men have been charged with animal cruelty. They are due back in court next month.
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