Court Suffolk First District Court
Case # 2017SU013598
Defendant Laccone, Anthony
Arrest: March 30, 2017 13:18
Anthony Laccone, 57, was convicted in a bench trial for animal cruelty misdemeanors after authorities found two starving dogs that had eaten the seats of cars where they had been locked up. Laccone was sentenced to 60 days in prison and 3 years probation, according to the Suffolk County SPCA. He was charged by the SPCA for four counts of overdriving, torturing and injuring animals; and failure to provide proper sustenance. Laccone had failed to provide proper sustenance including food, water, veterinary care, and proper living conditions to four pit bulls. The animals were living in uninhabitable conditions as the home was filled with dirt and trash. Each dog was malnourished, flea infested, had skin infections, were soaked with urine, and had fecal matter embedded in their fur. Two of the dogs were individually confined to a car in the garage, each filled with trash and feces, and were found to have eaten through the seats of the car to fill their stomachs. These two dogs had to be euthanized. The other two have since been adopted.