Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has issued the following statement in response to the alarming reports of an individual mixing toxic chemicals with animal food which is causing animals to fall ill and perish.
“I join many Bay Ridge residents who are horrified and angered that this criminal action against animals is happening on the streets of our neighborhood. This community will not tolerate the systematic killing of animals and the person responsible for the inhumane poisoning of birds, squirrels, cats and dogs must be stopped and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
I am confident the NYPD will apprehend this malicious individual and prevent further harm to animals and eliminate the public health threat. I encourage anyone noticing suspicious activity, or evidence of animal poisoning, to contact the 68th Precinct or my office at (718) 238-6044.
I want to thank the neighborhood watch group for making this dangerous situation known to the media and local law enforcement.”