A man was arrested this week for packing nearly 30 dogs into a Brooklyn home – resulting in the death of one of the pooches, officials said.
Jason Nunez, 27, was arrested just after 8 a.m. Monday after authorities found 28 dogs – of various breeds – in numerous areas of the home on Kent Avenue near Little Nassau Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant, have announced the authorities.
Many had no access to food or clean water and lived in crates covered in feces and urine, according to a joint press release from the ASPCA and the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office. . One of the animals even died in its filthy abode, police said.
A number of dogs appeared dehydrated, underweight and suffered from medical issues including open wounds, ear and skin infections, overgrown nails and dirty hair with fecal stains and smell of expired urine, according to the statement.
Some of the animals were discovered in basement cages, which had poor ventilation and a strong smell of ammonia, officials said. Others were found in the garden.
The animals are now in the care of the ASPCA, which provides them with medical care and a clean living space, according to the agency.
“Upon arriving on the property, it was clear that these animals needed to be immediately removed from the filthy environment in which they lived so that they could receive much-needed treatment and medical care,” said David Little, Senior ASPCA Law Enforcement Liaison. declaration.
Nunez, of the Bronx, was arrested and charged with 28 counts of failing to sustain and 28 counts of failing to provide proper food and drink to an impounded animal, officials said.
Both charges are misdemeanors and Nunez was released on a court appearance ticket.
In a statement, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said there is “zero tolerance for animal neglect in Brooklyn.”
“Animals cannot speak for themselves and our Animal Crimes Unit is committed to seeking justice for innocent dogs who have suffered as a result of the alleged negligent and inhumane conduct of this defendant,” Gonzalez said.
A day after Nunez was arrested, he was arrested again on Broadway near Fairview Avenue in Manhattan’s Fort George neighborhood for threatening to pepper spray a 34-year-old woman, cops said.
He was charged with threatening, police said.
The circumstances of this incident were unclear on Friday.
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