As part of his post-arraignment bail restriction, a Princeton man charged with animal abuse is barred from contact with any dogs, including his own.
The alleged dog abuser, Michael G. Rosenberg, 31, a dog trainer, was indicted on two separate occasions for animal cruelty in the wrongful death of one client’s dog and then in the brutal beating of his own pet dogs.
“He calls himself a dog trainer,” Deputy First Assistant Prosecutor Doris Galuchie told The Trentonian. “He essentially picks the dogs up and throws them to the ground and that is his way of training them.”
Rosenberg was hired to train 3-year old German Shepherd-mix, Shyanne. Shortly after leaving the dog in his custody, Shyanne’s owner, Tracy Stanton, got a call from Rosenberg telling her to pick up her dog immediately, suggesting she take her to the veterinarian. Shyanne was unresponsive and stopped breathing during the car ride to the vet.
According to reports, Rosenberg violently beat the dog with a crop whip, picked it up and slammed it into the ground, and jabbed his fingers into the dog’s ribs, as a way to punish the animal for lashing out during a training session.
Shyanne’s necropsy report showed that she suffered from four broken ribs, one of which had punctured a lung, and hyperthermia as a result of her beating.
Rosenberg was indicted in February for the beating and death of Shyanne.
Shockingly, he was indicted again in June because he “purposely, knowingly or recklessly, tormented, tortured, or unnecessarily or cruelly beat his own mixed-breed dogs, Kaiser and Sanford.” According the animal control reports, Rosenberg repeatedly threw his dogs across the room and into a concrete floor. His dogs are alive, but have suffered traumatic injuries.
But, that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
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