From The New York Shitty Inbox: Digusting

This very disturbing item comes from a person we’ll call “B”. He writes:

Hi Miss Heather,

I just wanted to let you know that my wife and I were walking our dog last night on west and eagle and came across a garbage bag with at least one probably two dead pit bulls in it…It was truly horrible and heartbreaking as they looked like they were used for fighting and then just tossed out in a black garbage bag…I don’t know what kind of despicable person would do such a thing. We called the ASPCA animal cruelty hotline, but they said they can’t really do anything unless you see the crime in progress and instructed us to call sanitation or 311…so I guess they would just be picked up and disposed of. I hope you can put the word out to people to keep an eye out for anyone dumping anything around there. It was really nasty and there was blood everywhere on the ground…not sure if the bag is still there at this point, but hopefully someone will see something next time and we can catch these bastards.

I have reached out to the 94th Precinct in the hope I can find out:

  1. If this has been brought to their attention and
  2. what is the standard protocol if someone (god forbid) comes across something like this in the future.

Update, 4:21 p.m.: Here’s what I have heard from D. I. Hurson.

Miss Heather, just got your e-mail… I have not heard of any dog fighting in Green point. It sounds from your email that the dogs were dumped on West street (since it can be somewhat deserted. If anyone suspects dog fighting they should call 911 immediately.

So there you go.

Miss Heather

Comments

5 Comments on From The New York Shitty Inbox: Digusting

  1. SpillConspirator on Wed, 27th Jul 2011 9:33 pm
  2. Horrible.

  3. missheather on Wed, 27th Jul 2011 9:38 pm
  4. Inasmuch as I can learn someone did call 311 and this “parcel” was removed. While I agree with Hurson that dog fighting is probably not a Greenpoint problem the fact remains that this dog/these dogs came from somewhere. Disgusting.

  5. SpillConspirator on Wed, 27th Jul 2011 11:21 pm
  6. I hope you’re both right. There are lots of pitbulls around here. Hope it’s just a dog fancy and not because of a deadly sport.

  7. amandabee on Thu, 28th Jul 2011 2:58 pm
  8. I came upon a dog that had been dumped in Red Hook a few years ago — it sounds about the same. Gruesome, but whoever dumped the dogs probably made a point of taking them someplace far away from where the dog fights happen.

    I wonder, though, if the city can actually answer any questions about how often sanitation is cleaning up carcases of animals that were clearly abused (vs. say, a dog that was hit by a car and shoved aside, which, while cold, is a different situation.

  9. missheather on Thu, 28th Jul 2011 3:12 pm
  10. The latter is something I would really like to know, amandabee!

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