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Long Island man arrested for using cinder block to drown dog

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The 66-year-old man allegedly tied a cinder block to the dog's neck to drown it. (Photo: Suffolk County SPCA)

The man allegedly tied a cinder block to the dog’s neck to drown it. (Photo: Suffolk County SPCA)

WEST ISLIP, Long Island (PIX11) — A 66-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly drowning a dog in a canal in West Islip by tying a cinder block to its neck, according to the Suffolk County SPCA.

John Shultz was arrested after months of investigations on the incident, which happened in September. A neighbor found the Rottweiler mix floating in the canal behind his home on Secatogue Lane East.

Shultz, who lives on the street where the dog was found, could face a maximum sentence of two years in prison if he is charged with felony animal cruelty. He is currently being held at a Suffolk County precinct pending arraignment.

John Shultz, 66, allegedly drowned the rottweiler mix in a canal behind his home in West Islip. (Photo: Suffolk County SPCA)

John Shultz, 66, allegedly drowned the rottweiler mix in a canal behind his home in West Islip. (Photo: Suffolk County SPCA)