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ASPCA Announces Arrest of Staten Island Woman for Severe Neglect of Pit Bull

December 12, 2008

NEW YORK — Last Friday, December 12, Humane Law Enforcement agents of the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) arrested Zaquana Gordon of Staten Island for neglecting her three-year-old male pit bull.

On November 6, the ASPCA was notified of an extremely thin male dog at 106 Kramer Street, after New York Police executed a warrant on Ms. Gordon and observed the pit bull. Humane Law Enforcement agents retrieved the dog from the scene and transported him to the ASPCA’s Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital. The dog, renamed Romeo, was treated for starvation and neglect.

Gordon, 22, was charged with one count of misdemeanor animal cruelty, as well as two counts of criminal possession for drugs allegedly found on her person at the time of the arrest. Romeo was released to the ASPCA and will be soon be available for adoption.