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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