ASPCA Arrests Queens Woman for Neglecting, Starving Yorkie

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 4:15pm
starved yorkie

Hershey, before receiving treatment at the ASPCA Animal Hospital

Today the ASPCA arrested Queens resident Grimilda Amil for allegedly neglecting and starving her three-year-old male Yorkshire terrier, who has been recovering under our care for nearly two months.

Amil brought her Yorkie, Hershey, to an ASPCA Mobile/Spay Neuter Clinic on June 27. Alarmed at Hershey’s condition, Clinic staff called our Humane Law Enforcement Agents, who quickly responded.

Amil relinquished ownership of Hershey to the ASPCA, and Agents transported the tiny dog to the ASPCA Animal Hospital.

There, veterinarians determined Hershey— whom they found to be emaciated, anemic and suffering from pressure sores—had been starved. At that time, Hershey weighed just 5.2 pounds. Today he weighs in at 10.1 pounds, a 94% increase!

Hershey is completing his recovery in a caring ASPCA foster home. When he’s ready, he’ll be made available for adoption.

Amil, 55, was charged with one count of misdemeanor animal cruelty. If convicted, she faces up to one year in jail and/or a $1,000 fine. She is due in Queens Criminal Court on October 4. 

If you suspect you’ve witnessed animal cruelty, please don’t hesitate to report it.

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why would anyone do that to an innocent animal :(


That dog is ssssssssoooooooo ccccccccccuuuuuuuuuuttttttttteeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!:)

Lisa Harris

So very sad that anyone could even consider not feeding an animal. They are so helpless and dependent on us ,yet they provide unconditional love without fail 24-7 .

Donna Garrett

Love you Hershey. Hope you find a loving home where you'll never be abused ever again.


My husband and I have a Lhasa Apso, two cats and two fish whom we love very much. Never been abused.They are all fed ona normal basis, and weigh the normal weight where they should be. We have to control their portions of they will overeat. the dog is at his normal weight.We catch him in the laundry room eating the cat food so we have to leave the door open only to a certain space big enough to where the cats cnn get in and eat.

Donna Garrett

God made animals to love, not abuse.


why have the 'legal consequence' and NEVER USE THEM.....SEND HER TO JAIL, and show the 'abuser's' what awaits them....

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