Medford Man Charged By County Suffolk SPCA with Animal Cruelty

Stuart Babitch, 76, allegedly failed to provide food and veterinary care for his dog, police say.

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Stuart Babitch, 76.

Photo by: Suffolk County SPCA

Medford, NY - March 25, 2019 - Suffolk County SPCA Detectives arrested and charged a Medford man with animal cruelty.
Stuart Babitch, 76, was charged with failure to provide proper sustenance including veterinary care and allowing the dog to live in deplorable conditions. The animals were transported to Brookhaven Animal Shelter. The house was condemned by the town.
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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