On Monday, a New York man was charged with animal cruelty following the discovery of a filthy, matted, maggot-infested dog who was in his care. According to the Suffolk County SPCA, 61-year old Hakim El-Quhir, of Wyandanch, is facing an animal cruelty charge, specifically, failure to provide proper sustenance including veterinary care.
El-Quhir’s dog, Fluffy, was so matted that she was unable to walk or stand. The animal welfare agency described the eight-year-old dog’s pitiful condition:
“We were contacted by the Babylon Animal Shelter who had been contacted by a Veterinary Clinic, that a dog was crawling with maggots, fly larva, covered with feces and urine and was so severely matted that she was unable to walk or stand.”
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.
El-Quihir is scheduled to appear in First District Court in Central Islip on July 23, 2018.
From the Suffolk County SPCA:
A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
“Protecting Suffolk County’s animals is the only job we do!”
How can you assist this victim of cruel neglect?
The animal shelter does not receive financial help from the accused man. A fundraiser has been established to help this neglected dog, as well as other animal abuse victims. Click here to read more about this fundraiser.
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