Sunday, October 31, 2010

WHAT is it with the Grant Houses and animal abuse?

From Eyewitness News:

Police in Harlem arrested a man for animal cruelty after they viewed some disturbing surveillance video from inside a Harlem building's elevator.

The incident took place on Thursday, September 30th at 10:00 p.m.

A New York City Housing Authority Viper camera inside the Grant Houses at 1315 Amsterdam Avenue captured a man violently yanking the leash of a small white dog, causing it to choke.

The man is also seen kicking the dog and slamming it into a wall.

The incident began in the elevator and continued for several minutes in the lobby of the building.

On Saturday, October 2nd at 4:30 p.m., officers located the dog with its owner, and were able to track down the suspect, 29-year-old Carlos Baez, who was arrested.

Baez is said to be the boyfriend of the dog's owner.

The dog, a 3-year-old mixed breed named Dutch, was removed to the Center for Animal Care and Control on East 110 Street, with the consent of its owner.

There, the 10-pound dog underwent an extensive examination and was found to be in good condition with no injuries.

Dutch remains at the CACC on an evidence hold regarding the case.

Baez is charged with one count of Torturing and Injuring Animals, and also one count of Unlawful Possession of Marijuana.


Anonymous said...

Someone better choke Baez before I do.

Anonymous said...

I wont even comment on Baez.

Please donate to your local animal shelter. Turn your anger into something productive.

I have volunteered at animal shelters for many years. The horror stories we heard would make anyone shudder.

When you hear something like this, give a couple of dollars to your local animal shelter. That means a lot.

Anonymous said...

They ought to check him out to see if he's on the lease or what. this is subsidized housing, NYCHA - meaning the rent is based on the girlfriend's income. If he's living with her, the rent should be higher. they're committing fraud if he is living at Grant Houses and not on the lease.

is it only little dogs that get abused in these places? what about how the pit bulls are treated by drug dealers? they have their vocal cords cut, their lips cut and are made into vicious killers. the breed is not like that to begin with.

Anonymous said...

There's something about getting subsidized food and shelter, and not having a life with the discipline of work and answering to a boss -- it tends to undermine self-respect and respect for other people and animals, and make one feel arrogant and entitled.

Anonymous said...

Animals behaving like animals, and i'm not talking about the dogs.

Anonymous said...

People who live in the projects are garbarge, destroy the projects now!!

Anonymous said...

At one time you were not allowed to have dogs if you lived in the PJ's. Perhaps they should bring that prohibition back.