On Friday, June 8, 2018 a New York City man was charged with animal cruelty by Suffolk County SPCA detectives .
Kareem Johnson, 41, was charged with one (1) count of animal cruelty for failure to provide sustenance for an extended period of time to Moxi, his 1 year old male pit bull. The dog was confined in an area filled with feces and urine in a Hauppauge home.
Moxi was seized by the Suffolk County SPCA and transported to a local animal shelter.
Johnson is scheduled to appear in First District Court in Central Islip on August 9, 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!”