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Animal Cruelty

Miss Harper, on left, and Missy, her mom, on right, at reunion in Huntington (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Abused Pit Bull Puppy, Miss Harper, Reunites With Mom On L.I.

Miss Harper was found last September with her ears and leg cut off. Her mother, Missy, was rescued Wednesday by the Nassau County SPCA. Officials said she was being used to breed puppies that were then brutally abused.

04/10/2014

Pit bull thrown from pickup truck on Long Island (credit: Suffolk County SPCA)

Suffolk County SPCA: Dog Thrown From Pickup Truck Near Mastic Beach Post Office

The SPCA is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case.

02/20/2014

Butchers at Catelli Brothers (credit: catellibrothers.com)

NJ Slaughterhouse Shut Down For Inhumane Treatment; Company Launches Investigation

The U.S. Agriculture Department on Friday suspended slaughtering operations at Catelli Brothers in Shrewsbury after determining the video documented two instances of inhumane treatment of animals that were to be slaughtered.

01/27/2014

A dog sits in an ASPCA shelter in New York City. (file/credit: Getty Images)

ASPCA, NYPD Expand Pilot Program To Fight Animal Cruelty Citywide

The NYPD will take the lead role in responding to all animal cruelty complaints while the ASPCA will care for any animal brought in by police.

01/24/2014

FILE- A cat stares out from behind a cage at an animal shelter. (credit: Getty Images)

N.J. Animal Shelter Head Charged With Cruelty To Cats

The head of a northwestern New Jersey animal shelter is facing 18 counts of animal cruelty.

01/15/2014

Steven Errante

L.I. Man Charged With Attacking Father, Beating Dog With Bat

A Long Island man appeared in court Saturday, on charges that he broke his father’s ribs with a baton and then beat the family dog with a baseball bat.

12/28/2013

Debate Over NYC Carriage Horses Intensifies After 2 Horses Collapse In A Month

Carriage Driver Accused Of Forcing Injured Horse To Work

A Central Park horse carriage driver has been hit with animal cruelty charges, after an officer reportedly caught him driving a horse that had been injured for days.

12/21/2013

Kimberly Matthews (credit: Linden Police Department)

N.J. Woman Charged After 4 Puppies Found Dead In Cooler

Kimberly Matthews, 26, has been charged with four counts of animal cruelty.

10/08/2013

Suffolk County SPCA Badge (credit: Facebook/Suffolk County SPCA)

4 Kittens Found With Throats Slashed On Long Island

Suffolk County officials are investigating a “heinous act of animal cruelty” on Long Island.

10/04/2013

Goats

Connecticut Man Accused Of Hauling Goat, Chickens In Trunk

A Connecticut man has been charged with animal cruelty, after police found a goat and some chickens in the trunk of his car.

10/02/2013

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Queens Man Convicted Of Bludgeoning Cat To Death

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced Richard Ferrugio of Ozone Park was convicted Monday of aggravated cruelty to animals and fourth-degree weapon possession.

06/18/2013

Mount Vernon Home Where Starved Dogs Found (SPCA Westchester)

SPCA: Mount Vernon Woman Let 2 Puppies, Kitten Starve To Death

A New York woman is accused of letting two puppies and a kitten starve to death when she left them alone for more than two months without food or water.

05/08/2013

Bentley, a male Shih Tzu puppy who suffered permanent brain damage. (credit: ASPCA)

Brooklyn Man Indicted For Allegedly Punching Shih Tzu Puppy

Alex Dykes, 49, is charged with aggravated cruelty to animals and “overdriving, torturing and injuring animals” and failure to provide proper sustenance for animals.

04/12/2013

Precious hurt her jaw, but survived the three-story fall. (credit: SPCA of Westchester)

Kitten Tossed Out Of Third Floor Window In Yonkers

The 1-pound cat, named Precious, suffered a mouth injury but no broken bones, SPCA enforcement director Ernest Lungaro said.

04/09/2013

Bentley and Vampiro (credit: ASPCA)

ASPCA: 2 Brooklyn Residents Arrested In Separate Animal Cruelty Cases

Two Brooklyn residents have been arrested in separate animal cruelty incidents in which two dogs suffered from various forms of neglect and abuse, the ASPCA said.

04/05/2013

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