Unleashed Dog on Rivington Street Bites Man in Crotch

Posted October 1, 2018 at 5:03 am

This dog tried to play fetch with a man’s stick. Yesterday evening, an unleashed dog bit two people near the corner of Rivington and Essex Streets, including one man who suffered a crotch grab. According to police, the dog ran up to the victim – near Welcome to the Johnsons – and bit him in […]

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Despite New Signage, Dogs Are Still Allowed in Seward Park

Posted March 8, 2017 at 5:11 am

Don’t worry, dog owners. Those spiffy new park rules signs at Seward Park are incorrect and will be swapped. Last week, we heard from several readers that Seward Park was no longer allowing dogs inside the green space, leashed or otherwise. It then appeared confirmed with the new forest-green signs bolted to the fences. However, […]

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Cops Hunt Guy Who Stuffed Sick Pit Bull into Suitcase and Left it for Dead

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:11 pm

The sicko who stuffed a dog into a suitcase and left it for dead has been identified. Cops are looking for Bryan Lepe, wanted for animal cruelty charges. Last Wednesday, Lepe allegedly packed an emaciated pit bull inside a suitcase, left 645 Water Street, and dumped the luggage on Gouverneur Slip East behind the Vladeck […]

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Lower East Side Man Arrested for Having Sex with Girlfriend’s Dog

Posted April 15, 2016 at 5:10 am

This one is from the files of “you can’t make this shit up.” A Lower East Side man was arrested Wednesday afternoon for having sex with his girlfriend’s dog, a Maltese. The Daily News reports that Jesus Gutierrez, 39, was caught with his pants down thanks to an in-home camera set up by his 43-year-old girlfriend. […]


Evicted Catherine Street Resident Abandons Dog; Rescuer Seeks Owner

Posted February 17, 2014 at 6:09 am

The former pit bull pet of an evicted Catherine Street resident on the Lower East Side is now in good hands. And she will not return the dog. Here’s why. Three years ago, almost to the day, one tenant at 20 Catherine was reportedly evicted from apartment 13B. While reasons for the boot are not […]

Cruel or Cool: Meet the Hot Pink Dog

Posted August 1, 2013 at 12:18 pm

File this under punk rock … or cruelty to animals.

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‘Heart of Chelsea’ Animal Hospital Opening on Eldridge Street

Last modified April 24, 2013 at 11:57 am

Heart of Chelsea Animal Hospital is opening a branch on the northern-most block of Eldridge Street.

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Unidentified Lower East Side Dog Walker Singled Out for Alleged Abuse

Posted January 31, 2013 at 11:23 am

One whistleblower witnessed a dog walker allegedly smack one of her leashed canines with brute force while at the corner of Forsyth and Delancey last week.

Dying Dog Left for Dead on Allen Street [Updated]

Last modified November 11, 2012 at 11:53 am

Calling all animal shelters and the ASPCA. Not long ago, a reader sent in a distressing email about a dog abandoned on Allen Street. Apparently the sickly canine was chained to a sign post just outside of Reed Space, and has been there for at least the last hour. From the mailbag: I have been […]

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Peddling Pitbull Puppies on Eldridge

Posted June 15, 2012 at 6:18 am

Last we checked, back in early May, the junior canines were fetching under $100. There’s since been a significant markup