Detectives with the Suffolk County SPCA arrested a Bay Shore man and charged him with animal cruelty on Friday, September 7th, 2018. Craig Tenzer, 50, was charged with cruelty to animals for severely neglecting Miss Pretty, his 7-year-old female dachshund. The dog was found to be severely emaciated and living in a condemned house. Miss Pretty was seized by Suffolk County SPCA and immediately transported to an emergency animal hospital by Islip Animal Shelter for medical treatment. Tenzer was arrested without incident by Suffolk County SPCA and transported to the 3rd Precinct by the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department. Tenzer’s next appearance in First District Court in Central Islip is November 17, 2018. The case is being turned over to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.
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.
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