Animal Cruelty

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

Tinkerbell as she was received by the ASPCA. (credit: ASPCA)

Two NYC Men Arrested In Separate Animal Cruelty Cases

Marvin Silver and Peter Morin both face misdemeanor animal cruelty charges. They face up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine if convicted.

03/08/2013

Queenie (credit: Grady Animal Hospital/Facebook)

Dog Found Nearly Starved To Death Expected To Leave L.I. Animal Hospital Thursday

Queenie, a Cane Corso, has been recovering at Grady Animal Hospital in Sayville since she was found severely emaciated at an apartment in Coram last month.

03/05/2013

Queenie at Grady Animal Hospital in Sayville. (credit: Guardians of Rescue/Facebook)

L.I. Man Charged After Dog Is Found Nearly Starved To Death

The Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has pressed charges against a Coram man, after his dog was discovered nearly starved to death in an apartment.

03/02/2013

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