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SCSPCA Charged Mastic Man with Animal Cruelty After Neglecting Dogs

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  08. August 2016

Mastic, NY - August 8, 2016 - The Suffolk County SPCA arrested and charged a Mastic man with Animal Cruelty  on August 3, 2016.

Gavin T. Hessings, 30, was arrested for severely neglecting his dogs. One of the dogs, a female pit bull, which was extremely emaciated, was transported by Brookhaven Animal Shelter to a local animal hospital where it had to be humanely euthanized. 
Hessings will appear in First District Court in Central Islip on September 26, 2016.
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.
A criminal charge is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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