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On Sunday, April 22, 2018 a Centereach man was charged with animal cruelty by Suffolk County SPCA detectives.

Suffolk County SPCA Officers responded to a call from Suffolk County Police Department that 3 dogs and a cat were allegedly abandoned in the Centereach home. Neighbors had filed a complaint that they had not seen anyone at the home in sometime.

Michael Negron, 38, of Centereach was charged with failure to provide proper sustenance including food, water and veterinary care for the four animals left in the home.. The animals were living in deplorable conditions and appeared emaciated. The animals were removed from the home and signed over to the Town of Brookhaven Animal Shelter by the Suffolk County SPCA.

Negron is scheduled to appear in First District Court in Central Islip on June 21, 2018.

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.

“Protecting Suffolk County’s animals is the only job we do!”



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