Man Arrested After Dog Attacks Swan in Orlando: Authorities

The swan had to be euthanized

Sunday, Mar 10, 2013  |  Updated 5:48 PM EDT
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Police said Lawrence Labonte intentionally had his dog attack a swan in an Orlando park last Sunday. They have not released a photo of the swan involved.

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A central Florida man has been charged with cruelty to animals after his dog attacked a swan.

The Orlando Police Department said 51-year-old Lawrence Labonte intentionally had his dog attack the swan at Lake Eola Park last Sunday.

The swan suffered nerve damage and had to be euthanized.

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