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Wyandanch Man Charged by SPCA with Allegedly Strangling Female Pit Bull

Michael Nero, 37, restrained and dragged by the dog by her leash, officials say.

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Suffolk SPCA has charged Michael Nero of Wyandanch, 37, with animal cruelty.

Photo by: Suffolk County SPCA

Wyandanch, NY - February 6, 2019 - Michael Nero, 37, of Wyandanch will appear on February 25th, 2019 in First District Court.  
Nero, of Allstars Working Dogs of Wyandanch, was charged with cruelty to animals by Suffolk County SPCA Detectives after a lengthy investigation. Madison Blue, a female pit bull mix, was strangled due to being restrained and dragged by her leash. She had to be euthanized after she collapsed and was found to be comatose and unresponsive.
If you witnessed any act of animal cruelty, or have any information, please  call the Suffolk County SPCA at 631-382-7722. All calls will be kept confidential.
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