NEW YORK – A New York City man has been accused of throwing his dog from the roof of a six-floor city housing project, critically injuring the animal.
Animal welfare officers arrested 19-year-old Fabian Henderson of Brooklyn on Friday. He has been charged with aggravated cruelty to animals and reckless endangerment, both felonies.
Joseph Pentangelo with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says surgeons had to reassemble Oreo's front legs. The 1-year-old terrier mix is able to walk.
Residents of the housing project called the animal welfare group last month, saying a dog was being beaten inside an apartment. Neighbors later called to say a dog had been thrown off a building's roof.
Officers do not know if Henderson has an attorney.