A man seen on video luring a stray cat, patting the cat on the head and then viciously kicking it in the stomach– sending the feline sailing 20 feet through the air, was arrested Monday afternoon.
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.
The SPCA is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case.
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.
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.
The head of a northwestern New Jersey animal shelter is facing 18 counts of animal cruelty.
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.
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.
Kimberly Matthews, 26, has been charged with four counts of animal cruelty.
Suffolk County officials are investigating a “heinous act of animal cruelty” on Long Island.
A Connecticut man has been charged with animal cruelty, after police found a goat and some chickens in the trunk of his car.
Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced Richard Ferrugio of Ozone Park was convicted Monday of aggravated cruelty to animals and fourth-degree weapon possession.
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.
Alex Dykes, 49, is charged with aggravated cruelty to animals and “overdriving, torturing and injuring animals” and failure to provide proper sustenance for animals.
The 1-pound cat, named Precious, suffered a mouth injury but no broken bones, SPCA enforcement director Ernest Lungaro said.