Amityville, NY – A dog is getting his second chance after being rescued from a neglectful owner who is facing an animal cruelty charge. According to the Suffolk County SPCA, Naheem A. Scafe, 31, of Amityville was arrested on May 11 following an investigation into the neglect of a dog named Dollar.
The animal welfare agency describes the dismal condition Dollar was in when animal control officers were called out to a residence on Great Neck Road:
(he was) covered in dirt, urine, and filth. Dollar had sores on his tongue, urine scalding to his scrotum, and inflammation and swelling to his legs due to neglected hygiene.
Scafe was charged with one count of Misdemeanor Animal Cruelty, and he is due to appear in First District Court on May 31, 2023.
(Image of Dollar via Suffolk County SPCA)