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Hofstra University Frat Suspended After Video Shows Apparent Beer Sprayed in Dog’s Mouth

A video shows a small dog being held upside down and sprayed in the mouth with a liquid from what appears to be a beer keg

What to Know

  • A fraternity at Hofstra University is suspended after a video showing a dog being held upside down and sprayed in the mouth with a beer keg
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi sanctioned its Hempstead chapter on Long Island with a "cease and desist" order
  • A fraternity spokesman says they hope to use the incident as a teaching moment; the university called the behavior "unacceptable"

A fraternity in New York has been suspended from hosting events on campus after officials viewed a video showing a small dog being held upside down and sprayed in the mouth with a liquid from what appears to be a beer keg.

Newsday reports Alpha Epsilon Pi sanctioned its Hempstead chapter at Hofstra University on Long Island with a "cease and desist" order on Sunday following the Saturday incident.

The university called the behavior "unacceptable" and said the chapter has been "placed on interim suspension pending an investigation." A fraternity spokesman says they hope to use the incident as a teaching moment.

The 10-month-old spaniel is owned by a fraternity member and is in the possession of the Nassau County SPCA.

Officials say the dog is doing fine.

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