Hector Hernandez, 26 was arrested Thursday after investigators found eight pit bulls in cages at his West Hempstead home, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced Friday.
On Dec. 8, Officer James Johnson responded to a 911 call about two neglected pit bulls at a home on Lincoln Avenue in Deer Park, Suffolk County police said.
The dogs were removed from a home back in May, where authorities found kennels, treadmills, syringes and a stick used to break a dog’s grip on another animal or object, according to Animal Care & Control of NYC.
Neighbors in Uniondale, Long Island, were on edge Saturday after two pit bulls got loose and chased a group of children.
The 44-year-old man and his daughter were walking on Maplewood Drive in New Cassel when the dogs came running at them from an open gate on Monday afternoon, police said.
After a pit bull named Diesel killed a neighbor’s small dog and nipped off a fingertip of that dog’s owner, there were whispers that the village was going outlaw pit bulls.
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.
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.
The incident happened Tuesday afternoon in Bushwick. Police said plainclothes officers witnessed a drug deal and started following a suspect.
Raul Sanchez was arrested for animal cruelty Thursday after authorities make the shocking find inside the Sherman Avenue apartment building.
“People were afraid to get out of cars, people were afraid to walk the street,” Assemblyman Dov Hikind said.
Doctors said she has made an incredible recovery, and not only will she be able to walk again, she will be able to run again if she so chooses.
Police chased the pit bull through backyards and woods before shooting it several times. It happened in front of the Precious Kids II nursery school.
The dogs savaged 62-year-old Shashi Sharma’s face and head and tore at her arms and legs. When she was first hospitalized, doctors were extremely concerned she might lose her left arm, and put her into a medically induced coma.
Friday afternoon, Nassau County Police released a surveillance photo of the two pit bulls. Investigators are also zeroing in on the identity of the dogs’ owner that roamed from his yard with no collars and no ID chips.