SPCA: Brentwood Man Charged with Leaving Injured Dog Chained in Yard for Over a Week


Amner Mendoza, 44, kept a year-old male beagle on a short leash with no water available in a truck yard, cops say.

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Amner Mendoza of Brentwood, 44, was arrested by the SPCA for animal cruelty.

Photo by: Suffolk County SPCA

Brentwood, NY - April 12, 2018 - A Brentwood man was arrested by Suffolk County SPCA Detectives on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 for animal cruelty.
On April 11, 2018 the Suffolk County SPCA received a call that a one (1) year old male beagle mix was tethered on a short leash with no water available in a truck yard. The dog had a severely injured leg that was dislocated in two (2) spots, a broken bone and an open wound. The injury to his leg severely impaired his ability to walk. The dog had been allegedly struck by a vehicle over a week before without receiving any veterinary care. 
The dog was  taken to a veterinary clinic for treatment for its severe injuries.
Amner Mendoza, 44, of Brentwood was charged with one (1) count of failure to provide proper sustenance. 
Mendoza, who was booked at the Third Precinct, was release on $100 bail and is scheduled to appear in First district court on June 14, 2018.
Chief Gross said that animal cruelty will not be tolerated in Suffolk County. If you witness any incident of animal cruelty or neglect in Suffolk County please contact the Suffolk County SPCA at (631) 382-7722. All calls will be kept confidential.
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