December 20, 2021 – Anthony Gonzalez, 30, was charged with felony aggravated cruelty to animals after investigations showed that Gonzalez got upset when a 7 year old Maltese dog started barking bit his hand. It is alleged that Gonzalez threw the dog against the wall causing it to bleed from the mouth. The dog was taken to Sullivan County Emergency Animal Hospital by the owner. Gonzalez was arraigned in the Town of Gardiner Court where he was issued an appearance ticket. He was also issued an Order of Protection to refrain from contacting the victim. The complainant was advised from the vet that the dog received minor bruising and is expected to make a full recovery.