The Suffolk County SPCA arrested and charged a North Bay Shore woman with Animal Cruelty on August 15, 2016.
North Bay Shore / Brentwood, NY - August 17, 2016 - The Suffolk County SPCA arrested and charged a North Bay Shore woman with Animal Cruelty on August 15, 2016.
Shayna Staton, 32, of North Bay Shore, was arrested for the severe neglect of her dog. The male Silky/Yorkie was found emaciated, dehydrated, extremely matted and covered with feces and urine The dog was transported to Atlantic Coast Veterinary Hospital. After an arduous investigation, Suffolk County SPCA Detectives were able to compile evidence and charge the owner of the dog.
Staton will appear in First District Court in Central Islip October 18, 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.
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The original press release is below.
Brentwood, NY - August 17, 2016 - The Suffolk County SPCA is offering a two thousand dollar reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for abandoning a male Silky/Yorkie Terrier-type dog in Brentwood.
The SPCA was notified Sunday that the dog was found in a cage on the side of Candlewood Rd and was covered in feces and urine and was extremely matted.
Chief Roy Gross of the Suffolk County SPCA said that the dog was brought to a 24 hour Veterinary Hospital where upon further examination it was found to be emaciated and had open sores on its body. The dog's weight was only 4.6 lbs, according to Gross. It needed aggressive medical attention to save its life, as it was near death.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Suffolk County SPCA at 631-382-7722. All calls will be kept confidential.