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.
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.
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.
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.
The two pooches were very dehydrated, anemic, emaciated and couldn’t stand. They both had pressure sores and were covered in maggots.
The Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island received more than 100 applications from people hoping to adopt Joey.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nassau County’s District Attorney says since the hotline opened a year ago, animals have been rescued and alleged abusers have been prosecuted.
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.
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.”
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.