On Monday, June 11, 2018, a Deer Park man was arrested and charged with animal cruelty.
Famous Deshawn Wilson, 19, who previously resided in Bay Shore, was charged with one (1) count of animal cruelty for failure to provide proper sustenance and additionally for a violation for failure to provide proper shelter for his 3 pit bulls after a comprehensive investigation. All three (3) dogs were seized by the Suffolk County SPCA. Olivia, a 4-year-old female pit bull, was transported to an emergency animal hospital and found to be suffering from severe emaciation with a body score of 1.5 out of 9.
Wilson was arrested by SPCA Detectives and transported to the SCPD 3rd Precinct. He was released on $500 bail and is scheduled to appear in First District Court on August 16, 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.
Currently, sweet Olivia is now available for adoption from the Islip Animal Shelter. Her puppies have already been adopted.