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ASPCA Announces Arrest of Queens Man for Severe Neglect of Pomeranian and Chihuahua

Pomeranian Undergoes Surgery at Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital to Repair Fractured Hip
August 29, 2008

NEW YORK, August 29, 2008 - Humane Law Enforcement agents of the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) arrested Kwang Lee of Queens on August 25 for neglecting his two dogs, a Pomeranian and Chihuahua, both six years old.

ASPCA Special Agent Joanne Sandano responded to a complaint inside at 2721 Bayside Lane on June 16 and discovered two dogs, a Pomeranian and Chihuahua, in serious need of veterinary care. Both dogs were seized and taken to the ASPCA’s Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital for treatment. The Pomeranian, Willie, received surgery to repair a fractured hip, while Albie, the Chihuahua was treated for neglect.

Two hamsters and a gerbil were also removed from the residence and have since been re-homed.

Lee, 39, was charged with two counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty and faces up to two years in jail and a $4,000 fine.

Willie and Albie were released to the ASPCA and will be available for adoption after they recover from their injuries.