A dog named Oreo survived after being thrown off the roof of a six floor building in Brooklyn.

NEW YORK – A New York City man has been arrested, accused of throwing his one year old dog from the roof of a six-floor city housing project in Brooklyn, critically injuring the animal.

Joseph Pentangelo, assistant director at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, says surgeons reassembled the terrier mix’s front legs.  All four of the dog’s limbs had to be surgically repaired with plates and screws. She also suffered internal bruising and damage to her lungs

“This was unquestionably an act of cruelty,” he said.

The 45-pound dog, named “Oreo” by investigators, is able to walk again.

“She is healing, but it is a long road ahead,” Pentangelo said.

ASCPA officers arrested 19-year-old Fabian Henderson on Friday on felony charges of aggravated cruelty to animals and reckless endangerment. His lawyer’s name was not immediately known.

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