Justice for Oreo: Alleged Dog Thrower Charged
Witnesses reported to the ASPCA on June 18 that someone was audibly beating a dog in the vicinity of West Ninth Street. Shortly thereafter, Oreo descended from the roof of Number 28, a distance of six flights. ASPCA special agent Peter Rivas arrested Henderson at the scene. The suspect claimed the dog had jumped. Oreo has been tended by the ASPCA since then, Henderson having wisely signed away his rights to the animal.
Oreo's plight touched animal lovers, who sent letters of condolence and adoption interest to the Daily News. Oreo suffered shattered forelegs as well as internal bruising and damage to her lungs; her legs have been repaired with screws and plates. The ASPCA says she "still has a long way to go" in her recovery. Photo via ASPCA.