Suffolk County SPCA detectives charged a Mastic man with misdemeanor animal cruelty on Friday, February 26, 2016.
The dog was treated at Atlantic Coast Veterinary Hospital in Bohemia for a chronic infected neck wound allegedly caused by an embedded collar resulting in damage to the jugular vein. Jaron Miller, 38, of 10 Squaw Lane, Mastic, NY surrendered Bella, a 4 year old female pit bull, to the Suffolk County SPCA. Anyone interested in adopting Bella can contact Kent Animal Shelter (631) 727-5731. Miller will appear in First District Court in Central Islip on April 21, 2016. Chief Roy 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.