In a heartless act of animal cruelty, a Levittown man was arrested on Friday for allegedly trying to suffocate his dog and then hitting it with a shovel over its head. According to the New York Post, Michael Gallagher dragged his shepherd onto the front lawn of his home and secured a zip tie around the dog’s neck. Next he threw the dog into a garbage bag and hit the dog in the head with a shovel.
A horrified neighbor who witnessed the egregious deed confronted Gallagher, 55, who then walked away. The witness then opened the bag, cut the zip tie and saw the dog had a gaping hole on top of his head. Authorities from the Nassau County police were called and the dog was rushed to the Levittown Animal Hospital where he was humanely euthanized.
Gallagher faces charges of aggravated cruelty to animals and torturing or injuring animals/failure to provide sustenance. He was expected to arraigned on Saturday.
Rest in peace innocent dog. We hope you find justice.
(Photo of Levittown man via screenshot by the New York Post.)
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