Man accused of choking and throwing dog to the ground

Man accused of repeatedly throwing dog to the ground and choking her

A New York man was arrested and is facing charges for allegedly attacking a dog outside of a McDonalds Restaurant in Bay Shore. According to the Suffolk County SPCA, 47-year-old William Anthony Roberts was arrested after a witness claimed to have seen him choking a dog and repeatedly throwing her to the ground.

The authorities did not have to rely on simply a witness statement because the act of cruelty was captured on video. The animal welfare agency wrote:

An eyewitness video shows the dog being choked, lifted off its feet by the collar and repeatedly thrown to the ground. The video was broadcast on social media by a concerned citizen.

The accused dog abuser was identified, located and arrested on Friday thanks to a joint investigation by the Suffolk County SPCA and the Suffolk County Police Department.

The dog, a pit bull named Princess, was also located – she has been taken to a veterinarian to be evaluated.

Cruelty will not be tolerated

The Suffolk County SPCA stated that animal cruelty won’t be tolerated:

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.

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