Alex Dykes, 49, is charged with aggravated cruelty to animals and “overdriving, torturing and injuring animals” and failure to provide proper sustenance for animals.
Prosecutors said a men tried to discard the dead animal on the street, then threw it inside a bag and tossed it into the garbage.
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.
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.
An adult female pit bull and four puppies were already dead when they were placed in bags and set on fire last Saturday in Brooklyn, the ASPCA said in a statement.
The animals’ charred remains were found inside a bag on 91st Street near Ditmas Avenue near a beverage distribution warehouse in Canarsie.
The goat made his escape in the wee hours of the morning. An officer on patrol spotted him galloping down Atlantic Avenue wreaking havoc, and called for backup.
A correction officer from Brooklyn and a Manhattan resident were both arrested for alleged cruelty to their puppies.
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The ASPCA said it’s closing the emergency boarding facility it opened at the Brooklyn location in November, which housed nearly 280 animals. One hundred and nine pets remain.
Some 280 animals have been cared for at the facility since the storm hit. About half of them, though, remain at the shelter, waiting to be claimed.
The ASPCA and the Mayor’s Alliance for New York City’s Animals are looking to rally their troops over the New Year’s holiday to help pets displaced by the superstorm.
The ASPCA recommends non-toxic decorations such as wood, fabric or even pine cones.
While they would rather stay with their pets, many New Yorkers are taking advantage of the services of the Emergency Boarding Center in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn until they’re back on their feet.
Cats over a year old will have their adoption fees waived, while kittens — ages four months to one year — will have an adoption fee of only $50. Normally, the adoption fee for kittens is $125.