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Long Island man leaves his dog to starve to death; charged with animal cruelty

Posted at 6:48 PM, Mar 03, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-03 18:48:43-05

LONG ISLAND (PIX11)– A Long Island man is charged with animal cruelty after his dog was discovered nearly starved to death.

Michael Faulkner was responsible for the family dog “Queenie.”

Faulkner went through a divorce and cops say, out of spite, he locked the dog in a bedroom and left it without food or water for weeks.

Faulkner’s ex-wife found the emaciated dog near death and called police.

Queenie is recovering at an animal hospital.