Teen accused of killing girlfriend's dog

March 2, 2011 12:31:57 PM PST
The Suffolk County SPCA has charged a Selden man with Felony Animal Cruelty for causing fatal injury to his girlfriend's dog on January 31, 2011.

Chief Roy Gross of the Suffolk County SPCA said that SPCA Detectives arrested Vincent A. Maio, 18, of Selden for allegedly picking up the dog, throwing it into a nightstand, and then punching it in the head.

The dog, a 5 year old female Pomeranian named Foxy, was brought to a local Veterinarian and had multiple rib fractures, flail chest, and a punctured lung.

Foxy's condition deteriorated so much at her Veterinarian's office that CPR had to be performed before she died.

"This was a horrible act of animal cruelty, Foxy was a very docile dog who did not deserve to be treated in this cruel manner," said Gross.

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