Bay Shore man charged with starving dachshund ‘Miss Pretty’

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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