The 23 pit bulls were malnourished, covered in bite marks and living in their own waste when they were rescued earlier this month, officials said.
Police say Brian Freeman, 28, of East 188th Street in the Bronx, is the man seen on surveillance video kicking the dog.
The animals were living in their own excrement with no food or water and some appeared to be “severely emaciated,” said Roy Gross, Chief of the Suffolk County SPCA.
Investigators went to the 39-year-old’s home after receiving a tip that there was a neglected dog on the property.
It happened at the Wagner Houses on East 120th Street around 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 26.
The puppy is believed to be 7 months old. It weighed 16 pounds. A typical puppy that age would normally weigh 40 pounds.
Lindsay Anderson, 20, of Glastonbury, faces assault and animal cruelty charges after police said she bit her mother and threw the family dog.
Oswald Hall, 61, pleaded guilty to the charge on Friday after he injured his girlfriend’s sister’s Chihuahua named Zoey, prosecutors said.
He was accused of abusing two pit bulls at his home, one of which was allegedly found dead in the backyard. The other was found severely malnourished and covered with injuries.
Authorities responding to a fire-alarm call at a central New Jersey home said they found numerous dead cats in varying stages of decomposition inside the residence.
A Bronx woman was arrested on Friday for allegedly neglecting and starving her two seven-month-old pit bulls, according to a statement from The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Back in January, police were called to a domestic disturbance at an apartment in Elmont where they found an emaciated 3-year-old pit bull named Bronco.
The pup’s name is Hercules, and considering what he lived through, it’s clear he’s got some amazing internal strength.
Richard Ferrugio was arrested on charges of aggravated animal cruelty and criminal possession of a weapon.
It was one ruff ride for a motorcycle enthusiast from Tuckerton.