Gallagher, Michael

 Animal Abuse Registry

December 2016 – Michael Gallagher, 57, of Levittown, pled guilty to animal cruelty charges related to beating his dog with a shovel. The dog, named Bella, was so severely beaten that it had to be euthanized. The defendant was released on his own recognizance and was due back to court November 20. The NCDA recommended the maximum two-year jail sentence and a 20-year ban on owning an animal. On Dec. 23, 2016 Michael Gallagher placed his family dog, Bella, an 11-year-old female Shepherd mix, inside a black plastic bag and was observed by witnesses repeatedly striking the dog in the head with a metal shovel. He was also observed placing a zip tie around the dog’s neck. The injuries, which included blood and tissue coming out of her head, were fatal, and she was euthanized to prevent any further pain and suffering.

  • Listing ID: 28739
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Levittown, NYNassau County