Bay Shore man charged with starving dachshund ‘Miss Pretty’

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A Bay Shore, New York man has been charged with animal cruelty for starving his seven-year-old dachshund “Miss Pretty.” Detectives with the Suffolk County SPCA and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department arrested Craig Tenzer on Friday and led him away in handcuffs.

According to a press release from the Suffolk County SPCA,  Tenzer, 50, was charged with severe neglect. Miss Pretty was found to be severely emaciated and living in a condemned house. The dog was seized and transported to an emergency animal hospital for medical treatment. Her condition has not yet been updated.

Chief Gross stated that animal cruelty will not be tolerated in Suffolk County. Tenzer is scheduled to appear in court on November 17, 2018. The case is being turned over to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.

If you witness animal cruelty, say something! Contact the Suffolk County SPCA at 631.382.7722.

Get well soon Miss Pretty. You deserve better.

To help with Miss Pretty, donations can be made by clicking here.

(Photos supplied courtesy of Suffolk County SPCA)

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13 replies
  1. pennysdachshunds says:

    This PSYCHOPATHIC BASTARD WAS SPAWNED DIRECTLY FOR SATAN & COMMITTING HIS ELIL DEEDS!!! Dachshunds are so very loving and forgiving We have had Numerous Dachshunds that were mistreated, abandoned , and neglected over the past 25 years, BUT NEVER anything as SAD, and DOWNRIGHT TORTUROUS as to WHAT this Demon DID to this little Girl…..!!!! HE needs to be DISEMBOWLED , and left in a STOCKYARD full OF PIGS to finish off the JOB while HE is alive enough to FEEL THE PAIN!!!

  2. Luana Duncan says:

    Poor, poor, Miss Pretty!!! She’s still a beauty through my eyes! I hope an pray Miss Pretty will make a full recovery and that someone will give her a good 4ever home! It’s unbelievable that her own owner could just starve her!!! I’m not sure what’s wrong with him but hopefully the judge will punish him 2 the maximum extent!! Prayers and lots of hugs Miss Pretty!! I’ll b thinking of U!!

  3. Adrienne says:

    I agree, he needs to be starved too and then dumped on an island with all the other vile,monsters who harm animals and let them kill each other.

  4. vicki hood says:

    Tenzer needs some serious prison time. Fellow inmates can help there. Prayers and kisses for Miss Pretty. I hope she survives and gets a loving home.

  5. Jan Barnes says:

    Please please keep us updated on how Miss Pretty is doing. Wishing her many blessings! HELL is too good for this evil psychopath!

  6. Bev Woodburn says:

    This vile and evil psycho depraved animal torturing monster Craig Tenzer must be put to death. Deliberately starving an innocent and helpless precious dog called Miss pretty is an abomination of the vilest of heinous animal torture and suffering that this vile and evil monster from hell committed against Miss Pretty.
    Starve this evil bastard Craig Tenzer to death and see how this monster from hell likes dying in agony. Just the look of this animal torturing monster Craig Tenzershows shows what a vile and evil monster IT is. A face from hell. Die you evil lowlife pos. Slowly.
    I pray Miss Pretty has survived and has been adopted into a forever loving home where she will know what compassion and love is all about. Bless you Miss Pretty.

  7. Bev Woodburn says:

    Just the look of this vile and evil psychopatchic depraved pea size brain lowlife monster Craig Tenzer makes me want to puke. His face is evil. Die you lowlife monster.
    Go join your maker the Devil. And burn in hell for eternity.

  8. Steven Garcia says:

    Does anyone have any updates on Miss Pretty? I think she went to Islip Animal Shelter animal shelter but I’m awaiting a response for an update on her condition. I would love to adopt her.


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