Apr 19, 2021 – Mendon, NY. Michael Maiorano is facing charges of animal cruelty with the misdemeanor offense of overdriving, torturing, and injuring animals. Officials say investigators received a call from staff from an Animal Hospital reporting a customer was seen abusing his dog. Officials say multiple staff of the veterinary clinic, including a Licensed Veterinary Technician and Veterinary Assistant, reported seeing Maiorano hitting his dog, a black Labrador retriever named Jetta, multiple times with a closed fist both while outside the veterinary hospital and later when the dog was in the car. According to witnesses the incidents were excessive and uncontrolled. Maiorano could face up to a year in prison and/or a $1,000 fine for the misdemeanor charge.