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SPCA Charges Copiague Man with Failing to Provide Vet Care to His Dog

Steven Dukes, 31, surrendered his severely ill male, terrier mixed breed to the Babylon Animal Shelter, officials say.

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Suffolk County SPCA Detectives charged a Copiague man with animal cruelty.  
Steven Dukes, 31, of Copiague was charged with failure to provide veterinary care to Dior, his severely ill male, terrier mixed breed dog. The dog was surrendered and transported to the Babylon Animal Shelter to receive medical treatment. 
Dukes is scheduled to appear in First District Court on June 26th, 2019.
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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