Man Arrested After Dog Attacks Swan in Orlando: Authorities

The swan had to be euthanized

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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.

    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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    Labonte was charged with fighting or baiting animals in addition to cruelty to animals. It was not immediately known whether he has an attorney.

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