CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY, NY - A dog owner in Chautauqua County is facing a lot of harassment since neighbors started seeing his German Shepherd left outside.
Two On Your Side's Erica Brecher says the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office investigated and concluded there was no sign of animal cruelty.
Said Sheriff Joe Gerace, "It's more a story of what social media can do. The dog is in good condition. It's an outside dog. It's got a beautiful coat of fur, and everyone is in agreement the dog owner cares about his dog, we care about the animal, and the dog's in good shape."
Gerace says he understands where people with good intentions are coming from, but it's important not to always believe everything you see on the Internet.
Additionally, the phone calls police received were clogging up the dispatch center, which has been disruptive to fire, emergency medical services and police.