WEST ISLIP (WABC) -- After an 8-month investigation, Suffolk County Police have arrested a man accused of drowning a dog.
John Shultz, 66, of West Islip was charged with felony animal cruelty, according to Suffolk County SPCA Chief Roy Gross. He is accused of chaining a cinder block around the family dog's neck and throwing it into the canal behind his home. The dog drowned.
The dog was found floating in a canal near Secatogue Lane East in West Islip on Sept. 18 by a resident. The female brown and tan Rottweiler mix was about 7 and had a cinder block chained to its neck. The dog was removed from the water by Town of Islip Animal Shelter.
Shultz is being held by Suffolk County Police Department, pending arraignment.
Man accused of chaining cinder block around dog, drowning it in West Islip canal