“I was shocked to see the condition of this animal. I’m glad that the dog got the treatment that he needed,” said Police Officer Kevin Feeley of the 19 Precinct.
An animal cruelty call on the Upper East Side of Manhattan led to officers arresting a man last week. Police Officer Feeley and his partner Police Officer Abuhamdeh of the 19 Precinct responded to the Animal Medical Center on East 62 Street after staff members called 911. The call for animal cruelty was placed after seeing the condition of a 12-year-old Bichon Frise dog that was brought to the Center. The dog’s paw was severely injured due to a lack of grooming by its owner.
The two police officers placed a 25-year-old man under arrest and charged him with Aggravated Cruelty to Animals. Representatives from the ASPCA also responded and removed the dog for further evaluation and possible adoption.