Protest 1/25/15 NYPD for Inaction Regarding Backyard Dog Animal Cruelty, No Kill New York, Inc.

JAKEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Members of the media are invited to attend and witness calls for justice. Interview and photo opportunities will be available.

WHO: No Kill New York, Inc., 501c3, Kate Riviello and Josephine Castiglio, nokill-newyork.org. (845) 856-7366

WHAT: Will lead a protest & demonstration against NYPD for not enforcing animal cruelty laws for yard dog Jake of Staten Island.

WHEN: January 25, 2015, Sunday, 1-5pm.

WHERE: New York Police Department Precinct #123, 116 Main Street, Staten Island, NY.

WHY: An animal is suffering, living in substandard conditions, and the NYPD is failing to take action according to NY State Ag and Market Law 353B.

Jake, a sad, skinny, four-year-old Rottweiler, was discovered by Josephine and her friends as they were feeding cats at this industrial location. Jake was penned in by two cargo containers. The dog is living in obviously cruel conditions.

In NY State, The Ag and Market Law 353B states that there must be at the very least four parameters met to avoid animal cruelty charges:

(1) That the conditions be suited to the dog’s breed according to their size and coat;(2) That their health must be perfect to withstand the elements; (3) That the doghouse is insulated, preferably with a flap and off the ground and big enough to move around; and (4) Fresh water is available 24/7 which in winter means a heated water source. Sweet little Jake the Rottie had no conditions remotely within the law.

According to the police, they were informed that the ASPCA and Animal Care & Control gave this business the green light to have the dog in those conditions and did nothing to enforce animal cruelty law.

The NYPD Precinct #123 was called by advocates from all over the country begging and pleading for them to enforce the law. They stated that since the ASPCA felt that the conditions were satisfactory that they would do nothing, even though law enforcement of animal cruelty laws was handed over to the NYPD a year ago. We demand that the NYPD stand on their own two feet without depending on the advice of the ASPCA who has a reprehensible history of animal cruelty investigations in NYC.

Commissioner Bratton promised Kate Riviello personally that he was committed to enforcing animal cruelty laws. We have made repeated calls to headquarters to no avail.  Therefore, a lawsuit will be filed by No Kill New York, Inc., against the NYPD for dereliction of duties.

We will wear red, wave signs and chant for Justice for Jake the Rottie in protest and demonstration.

And here is a link to our LIKE page on Facebook with a clip of our protest with our after thoughs:

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7 thoughts on “Protest 1/25/15 NYPD for Inaction Regarding Backyard Dog Animal Cruelty, No Kill New York, Inc.

  1. By law you are required to enforce animal protection ordinances. Might I suggest if you can’t do that you find a non profit agency run by people that actually care to do your job for you.

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  2. It common since by and through the rights of the Rottie dog. She has no voice. So we the people that do care of her welfare.Come forth and speak for the Rottie. If there is not the proper shelter/food/or water 24/7 days a week. And the people that keep putting the dog to the side and passing by the law. Than they by all means are being cruel to the animal. Rottie. So I believe charges she be said. And the Rottie put in a home to someone that will care for the dog. . and those person that have checked on the Rottie and also the owners. Should have the criteria to pay for the abuse to the Rottie and further more . Never be able to own any animal durning any time.

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  3. THIS IS CONSIDER ED ANIMAL CRUELTY BY THE OWNERS-IF IT THE MEDIA-READ AND OTHERS TO COME AND OBSERVE THE CONDITIONS – THE OWNER’S SHOULD BE HELD FOR ANIMAL ABUSE AND NEGLECT.
    WE ARE THEIR VOICE – THE DOG HAS NO VOICE SO WE HAVE TO SPEAK UP AND PROTECT HIM.

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  4. They just passed that law ANIMAL abuse is a felony in all 50 states co out what we have Gorton passed here in TENN. EVER SINCE. IVE BEEN ON F..B. N.Y. kill Shelter is the worse to put down healthy ANIMALS an Damn Them now poor PRINCE DESERVED BETTER RIP BABY

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