Animal Abuse

An abused dog found in a drug and dogfighting ring on Long Island. (Credit: CBS2)

L.I. Lawmakers Call On Public To Report Animal Abuse After Dogfighting Ring Bust

A call has mounted on Long Island for the public to report animal abuse, after nearly a dozen dogs were rescued from alleged drug dealers who were believed to be training them to fight.

05/15/2015

Hennessy the dog. (credit: NYPD)

Cops: Bronx Man Beats Dog With Fists, Shovel Then Buries It In Snow

A Bronx man spotted a man attacking a dog with a shovel and his fists early Friday morning.

01/30/2015

Kitten Shot, Killed (Nassau SPCA)

Nassau SPCA Vows Stronger Court Presence In Animal Abuse Cases

From now on, the investigators say they will be in court for each and every case involving animals.

01/08/2015

(credit: Garrett Ziegler)

L.I. Woman Found Guilty Of Severely Neglecting Horses

A jury has found a Long Island woman guilty of severely neglecting horses she rented for special events.

10/09/2014

dead bear cub found in Central Park (CBS 2)

Bear Cub Found Dead In Central Park; NYPD Investigating As Animal Cruelty

At around 9:45 a.m, the cub was found beneath some bushes at 69th Street and West Drive by a park conservancy employee who maintains the park grounds.

10/06/2014

File photo of a goat (credit: Getty Images)

Beheaded Goat, Other Dead Animals Found In Yorktown

Lungaro said that birds and other animals were found in the bags in addition to the goat. Many of those animals were beheaded as well.

08/26/2014

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

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