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Suffolk SPCA: Mastic Beach Man Charged with Animal Cruelty After Repeatedly Using Shock Collar on Dog

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Brian Hills, 41, allegedly repeatedly shocked his 2 year old male Doberman, causing the dog to scream in pain, cops say.

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SPCA Detectives charged Brian Hills of Mastic Beach, 41, with cruelty to animals.

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Mastic Beach, NY - November 27, 2017 - On November 26th, 2017 Suffolk County SPCA Detectives charged a Mastic Beach man with cruelty to animals.
 
Brian Hills, 41,  was charged with animal cruelty, a misdemeanor. After an investigation, it was alleged that Hills repeatedly shocked his 2 year old male Doberman with a shock collar causing the dog to scream in pain.
 
Hills has been ordered to appear in  First District Court in Central Islip on February 1st, 2018 to face charges of animal cruelty. The misdemeanor offense could lead to up to a $1,000 fine and/or up to one year in prison.
 
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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