NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Troop F Commander
Shawangunk- On December 8, 2021, at approximately 11:48 p.m., troopers responded to Lakewood Road for a report of a domestic dispute. When troopers arrived, they observed the complainant outside of the residence holding a small dog. Investigation revealed that Anthony Gonzalez, age 30 of the town of Shawangunk became upset when the dog was barking and bit his hand. Gonzalez then grabbed the dog and threw it against the wall causing the 7-year-old Maltese to bleed from the mouth. The dog was taken to Sullivan County Emergency Animal Hospital by the owner.
Gonzalez was charged with felony Aggravated Cruelty to Animals. He was arraigned in the Town of Gardiner Court where he was issued an appearance ticket with a return date of December 20, 2021 at 6 p.m. He was also issued an Order of Protection to refrain from contacting the victim.
The complainant was advised from the vet that the dog received minor bruising and is expected to make a full recovery.