On December 4th, 2017 Suffolk County SPCA Detectives charged a Bay Shore man with cruelty to animals.
Vernon Hart III, 22, was charged with misdemeanor animal neglect of Remi, his 1 1/2 year old female pit bull, for failure to provide proper sustenance including food, water and veterinary care. The dog who is malnourished and covered with fleas is being treated at a Veterinary Hospital. Hart was also charged with 1 count of resisting arrest, a misdemeanor.
Hart is being held at the 3rd Precinct for arraignment on December 5, 2017.
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!”