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Yonkers Man Throws Dog Down Two Flights Of Stairs, Police Say

Riley Photo Credit: SPCA

A Westchester man was arrested by the SPCA's Humane Law Enforcement Unit after police say he threw a dog down two flights of stairs.

Frank Gallo, Sr. of Yonkers was charged with animal cruelty.

The SPCA received a call to its confidential animal cruelty hotline on Tuesday saying a pit bull, Riley, was allegedly picked up by its neck in a chokehold and violently thrown down two flights of stairs by Grillo.

Riley was rushed to a local veterinary hospital for medical attention. His injuries were not serious, the SPCA said.

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