Geneva man accused of fabricating ‘stray’ story when turning dog over to authorities

A Geneva man has been charges after investigators say he brought a dog to the Ontario County Humane Society, allegedly falsely reporting it was a stray.

Joshua Jackson, 23, brought a pit bull-type dog to the Humane Society in Canandaigua on November 1, investigators say. He reportedly told officials the dog was a stray, and that it had been located somewhere between Geneva and Canandaigua.

The Humane Society says he signed papers and turned the dog over to the shelter.

Investigators say Jackson was involved in a conversation over Facebook two days later. That conversation was allegedly centered on putting the dog back in the home of its original owner.

An investigation reportedly found Jackson turned in the dog as a stray despite having actually known where the dog came from.

He was charged with making a punishable false written statement and is due back in court at a later date.

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