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.