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ASPCA Announces Arrest of Brooklyn Woman for Neglecting and Starving 6-Year-Old Pit Bull

July 18, 2008

NEW YORK, July 18, 2008—Humane Law Enforcement agents of the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) arrested Tiffany Lewis of Brooklyn on July 16 for neglecting her six-year-old pit bull.

ASPCA Special Debbie Ryan responded to a complaint inside an apartment at1516 Jefferson Avenue on May 17 and discovered a starved dog locked inside. The dog, Clark, was emaciated, weak and suffering from an untreated ear infection. There was no food or water.

Lewis, 28, of 562 Evergreen Avenue, was charged with one count of misdemeanor animal cruelty and faces up to one year in jail and a $2,000 fine.

Clark has since been released to the ASPCA and renamed “Clark Kent.” He is expected to be made available for adoption in the near future.