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Animal Abuse

Miss Harper (credit: Nassau County SPCA)

Nassau County Looks To Set Up Animal Abuse Registry

Gary Rogers with the Nassau SPCA said in the case of Miss Harper – the pit bull mix that had her leg and ears cut off – those charged were convicted of abusing another dog before that incident.

05/07/2014

Miss Harper (credit: Nassau County SPCA)

Vet Tech Among 3 Arrested, Charged With Cutting Off Ears, Leg Of Pit Bull Puppy On L.I.

Miss Harper, now 7 months old, had her ears cut off and a hind leg amputated. She had a number of infections when she was brought in in September.

02/05/2014

Peter Vallone Jr. (credit: petervallone.com)

Councilman Hopes For Passage Of Animal Abuse Registry Bill

Just like sex offenders must register on a list, animal abusers in New York City could have to do the same under legislation passed this week by the City Council and headed to the mayor’s desk.

12/21/2013

Radoslaw Czerkawski (CBS Boston)

Man Charged In Connection With ‘Medieval Style’ Torture, Death Of ‘Puppy Doe’

Two days after an anti-animal cruelty vigil was held in Manhattan, a man was charged in connection with the torture and death of a Pit Bull found in a Massachusetts park in August.

10/29/2013

Fred and Ginger, West Highland terriers up for adoption. (credit: Animal Care & Control of NYC)

Dogs Found Stuffed In Duffel Bag Up For Adoption

The two pooches were very dehydrated, anemic, emaciated and couldn’t stand. They both had pressure sores and were covered in maggots.

10/30/2012

Joey the pit bull (credit: https://www.facebook.com/vmcli)

Pit Bull Puppy Thrown From Moving Car On L.I. Finds New Family

The Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island received more than 100 applications from people hoping to adopt Joey.

09/28/2012

Keeping pets cool

Proposed Animal Abuse Registry Would Seek To Protect Pets From Abusive Owners

An East Harlem man arrested for savagely beating his dog in an elevator, and an Astoria man who threw a Shar Pei out of a window are just two examples of shocking cases of animal abuse in the city.

09/12/2012

Coach John Tortorella (credit: New York Rangers)

New York Rangers Hosting Walk To End Animal Abuse

Hockey season is still a little way off. So, before the New York Rangers hit the ice, the team and their coach will be hosting the Rangers Dog Walk.

09/06/2012

Joey the pit bull (credit: https://www.facebook.com/vmcli)

Pit Bull Puppy Tossed From Car On Long Island Released From Veterinary Hospital

Joey the pit bull has been released from the Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island in West Islip. When the three-month-old puppy was first brought in three weeks ago, he had a broken neck and was in critical condition.

09/02/2012

(credit: ASPCA)

Queens Resident Arrested For Alleged Dog Starvation And Neglect

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Law Enforcement Agents arrested a 55-year-old Queens resident for allegedly neglecting and starving her 3-year-old male Yorkshire terrier.

08/22/2012

(credit: Kelly G. Vanasse)

Abused Dogs From Philly Treated In Hunterdon County

This past weekend another burned dog was brought in to Crown Veterinary Specialists for life-saving treatment. It’s the seventh such burn victim, all from Philadelphia.

08/14/2012

Faith Ross, Francesca Maselli

Animal Abuse Hotline Credited For 16 Arrests In Nassau County

Nassau County’s District Attorney says since the hotline opened a year ago, animals have been rescued and alleged abusers have been prosecuted.

03/02/2011

Faith Ross (L), Francesca Maselli (R) (Photo/Nassau Co. Police)

Long Island Mom And Daughter Plead Guilty To Animal Neglect

Faith Ross and her daughter Francesca Maselli ran into trouble in January when police investigating a bad stench found 26 dead pets in their Rockville Centre home.

02/26/2011

Police Handout

L.I. Mom Accused In Pet Torture Case Pleads Guilty

Sharon McDonough admits she abused her children and dozens of pets, sometimes torturing dogs and cats in the presence of her young daughters in a home that her son called “a concentration camp for the animals.”

02/24/2011

Hempstead Animal Shelter (Photo/Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

L.I. Volunteers Accuse Shelter Of Animal Abuse

Volunteers at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter claim some animals were beaten and others were left to die in their cages — including a dog that was allegedly bleached to death by an angry kennel worker.

11/10/2010

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