Animal cruelty must be stop. The people have to know they will be fined and jailed for hurting an animal. People think because they own them they can do anything they want to the animals. Recently there are four cases that I know about. A Sunset Park man beats his 5 dogs on a daily basis using a stick; he told police he is training them.When someone shows a phone video of abuse, why must the police wait for the owner to enter the home? A Sheepshead Bay man who gets from Florida puppies to sell from his house. The conditions of the rescued puppies were full of ringworms and underfed living in boxes. The picture of him holding the puppy by his head and his legs were hanging. Police were called, nothing done and if not for a Good Samaritan who offered this man $200 for each puppy they would still be there half dead. Because he did not take care of them the rescuers have a BIG Vet bill to pay. A Staten Island shopper left a dog in a car in the heat, thank God someone saw the dog and called police and told them if they don't get here fast she was going to break the window.
A small dog was left for dead in a box on a Coney Island street corner. He was bitten up all over his body and his jaw was half off. All these case are within two months and I am sure there are much more. So many animals are being stolen from their homes, while walking in a park, or just in front of their house.I believe they are being used a bait for dog fighting rings. A woman in Coney Island was going shopping and she saw three men holding a small dog. When she approached them she just knew the puppy was not theirs. She was not afraid to take the dog away but she did run fast. All these case are within two months and I am sure there are much more.
Dog fighting is illegal and not much is being done to enforce the law. The state should put on street corners a reward if you know of any "dog fighting" going in different languages. Everyone needs money.
These animals are defenseless against the cruelty from adults and children. Notice should be sent out to all ethic newspapers stating you will be fined and put in jail for hurting/stealing a household pet.
Barbarous acts to animals often lead to brutality to humans and this connection is well documented. It has been observed that serial killers often began their sprees of violence on animals as children.
We must stop this now Sincerely Gina Annunziata 718-373-2537