Animal-rights activists are determined to get a Staten Island man arrested for allegedly abusing and ignoring his Rottweiler for a more than the usual year.
Volunteers with No Kill New York have tracked Jake since September 2013, feeding him.
The NYPD says the case was referred by it to the ASPCA, which worked to get the dog medical care, including surgery to get rid of a growth. Defenders of Saving, another saving group, given an insulated dog bed in January to Jake.
But activists maintain Jake was left following the ASPCA intervention with the open wound in harsh winter temperatures for weeks.
The case is expected back in court later this month, although a judge Thursday declined to order an arrest warrant.
The dog owner failed to return a message.