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NIAGARA FALLS – A Michigan Avenue man is accused of letting his dog suffer for two days and eventually die after it was struck by a car.

Gary A. Morrissette, 32, was charged with animal cruelty at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday after Niagara County SPCA called in a report that Morrissette had left his dead dog in a blue bin on his front porch.

Morrissette told police that the dog was hit by a car two days earlier, but he did not have the money to take the dog to a veterinarian for proper treatment.