On November 26th, 2017, Suffolk County SPCA Detectives charged a Mastic Beach man with cruelty to animals.
Brian Hills, 41, was charged with animal cruelty, a misdemeanor. After an investigation, it was alleged that Hills repeatedly shocked his 2-year-old male Doberman with a shock collar causing the dog to scream in pain.
Hills has been ordered to appear in First District Court in Central Islip on February 1st, 2018 to face charges of animal cruelty. The misdemeanor offense could lead up to a $1,000 fine and/or up to one year in prison.
Chief Gross said that animal cruelty will not be tolerated in Suffolk County. If you witness any incident of animal cruelty or neglect in Suffolk County please contact the Suffolk County SPCA at 631-382-7722. All calls will be kept confidential.