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SPCA Enforcement Arrests Yonkers Man for Alleged Dog Fighting

The following information is from the SPCA of Westchester. It does not indicate a conviction.

An anonymous tip last month led to the arrest of an Yonkers man for animal cruelty, the said today.

Louis Urias, of 87 North Broadway, faces five animal cruelty charges after Enrest Lungaro, SPCA's Humane Law Enforcement Division director, completed an investigation.

According to a statement from the SPCA, the anonymous caller in October reported Urias "was keeping pit bulls at his home for the purpose of dog fighting."

Lungaro reported finding "four pit bulls in cages at the address as well as equipment frequently used to train dogs for fighting, including a treadmill, a spring poll and weighted collars."

Urias was formally arrested yesterday, November 21.

Last week, Lungaro took a male pit bull from the residence, which was taken to the SPCA in Briarcliff Manor for examination.

"SPCA Veterinarian Megan Caulfield reported that the dog was severely dehydrated and emaciated and had muscle atrophy likely the result of being kept in a small cage," the statement said. "The dog also had scarring on its head, torso and limbs consistent with dog fighting wombs."

Yesterday, the other three dogs were taken from the home.

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Nicole Scarmeas November 23, 2011 at 10:25 PM
This guy is going to get to be a part of all the fights he wants in jail. With any luck, he'll be on the wrong end of a soap drop.
Parveen November 24, 2011 at 07:11 PM
I actually know this person and his dogs very well and I promise you that they were taken care off and most importantly that they were loved. You can't believe everything you read in the news becuase it is exagerated and based on speculation and not facts. You can easily find pictures of all five dogs together in their home or outside playing and being loved. All five dogs were the sweatest dogs ever and the SPCA is now putting them to death because of speculation. Which is more cruel. You should be writting to the SPCA to let the five dogs live instead of judging a person you have never met.

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