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Animal Cruelty At It’s Worst!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
posted by Jim Murphy

pigThis is a story about a despicable hotelier who attempted to set fire, for no reason to two innocent pet dogs in New York City. There are sick people out their and he is one of them.I’m sad to say that my partner worked for this hotel chain and I’m so grateful that he’s not part of this sleazy company anymore.

This article was provided by The New York Post page 6.

The pair of pooches that were allegedly nearly set on fire by Manhattan hotelier Vikram Chatwal last week belong to well-known British gallery owner Sean Kelly — who urged authorities on Monday to prosecute the maniac mogul “to the fullest extent of the law.”

“This guy is dangerous and shouldn’t be on the streets,” the gallerist explained. “Anybody who attacks a defenseless animal in my opinion is the lowest of the low.”

Speaking to The Post while on business in Spain, Kelly described how PupCulture dog walker Isabell Suquilanda and his two pups — 7-year-old Jack Russell terrier siblings Molly and Finn — were “traumatized” after allegedly being attacked by Chatwal as they exited the Brit’s apartment in Soho on Friday.

“They were terrified,” Kelly said. “[Suquilanda] is still very, very upset and rattled. The police asked her to take [the dogs] to the ASPCA on Saturday for an evaluation. They were singed, burned and obviously very, very shaken up.”

Suquilanda, 29, had just walked outside with Kelly’s four-legged best friends around 1:30 p.m. when Chatwal — who once dated supermodels Gisele Bündchen and Kate Moss — came barging over and began berating her about the pups having fleas, according to police sources.

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“It was completely unprovoked,” Kelly said. “[Chatwal] was raving about his house being infected with bugs. Isabell had just come downstairs to take the dogs out for their midday walk when he attacked her.”

While yelling at Suquilanda, Chatwal allegedly pulled out a lighter and began burning the pups — using an aerosol can as a makeshift torch.

“He was shouting that they ‘have to die,’” Kelly said. “She protected the dog at her own costs. She could have been burned.”

Chatwal — who is founder of the Dream, Night and Time boutique hotels — was being investigated Monday for possible animal cruelty after the alleged incident. Kelly said cops told him the 44-year-old will likely be charged on Tuesday.

Kelly hopes authorities ultimately throw the book at Chatwal, who is the son of Hampshire Hotels & Resorts founder Sant Singh Chatwal.

“We will be asking for the fullest charges to be brought against him and we want a restraining order against him as well,” Kelly said. “This way, he can’t come near our home or our animals.”

Kelly’s dogs are featured annually on his Manhattan gallery’s Christmas cards — and they’ve even done some modeling in Architectural Digest.

“They are quite famous in their own right,” Kelly said. “We’ve had them since they were 8 weeks old. To us, they are part of our family. And now they’re completely freaked out.”

Chatwal’s company did not respond to a request for comment Monday.

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