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ASPCA Arrests Brooklyn Woman over Starved Chihuahua

Friday, April 5, 2013 - 2:45pm
ASPCA Arrests Brooklyn Woman over Starved Chihuahua

We’ve wanted to tell you about Vampiro for some time, and you won’t believe what he’s been through. In January, ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement Agents responded to a call from NYC Animal Care & Control about a six-year-old Chihuahua who had been abandoned in a pet store.

The dog, Vampiro, was just skin and bones. At the ASPCA Animal Hospital, veterinarians found Vampiro to be emaciated, dehydrated and suffering from an untreated skin ailment, all caused by prolonged inadequate nutrition. He was also found to be blind. Our vets gave Vampiro IV fluids, medication, water and a balanced diet right away.

Meanwhile, AC&C told us that Vampiro had been adopted in 2006 by Brooklyn resident Venus Laventure, 50. On February 25, the ASPCA arrested Laventure. She 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 court on May 13.

After a few months at the ASPCA, Vampiro is doing much better. In fact, he’ll soon be made available for adoption—and his future family is in for a treat! Vampiro is a sweetheart who loves to give doggie kisses.

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Pam Williamson

People who do this to a poor animal don't deserve to be alive maybe she should be starved to show her what it is like but I am so glad she was rescued and hope she gets a forever home

Pam Williamson

People who do this to a poor animal don't deserve to be alive maybe she should be starved to show her what it is like but I am so glad she was rescued and hope she gets a forever home

Sarah

She better get jail time, that fine is laughable! >:|

Pj

Starve this pig like she did to this sweet little boy.

Kathi

I hope she does do jail time and has to pay the fine. She should also never, ever be allowed to own another pet. That is an awful thing she did to that poor lil' puppy dog.

Brazen

The punishment should fit the crime!

Jana dodge

I think she needs to go without food and see if she likes the way that feels!!! What a bitch, throw the book at her!!!!!

Jana dodge

I think she needs to go without food and see if she likes the way that feels!!! What a bitch, throw the book at her!!!!!

Silke

How much does it cost to feed a Chihuahua?! It appears that this woman has some serious issues. Unimaginable, how frightened this poor blind dog must have bee. Thank you ASPCA for showing him that not all humans are brutally cruel.

Vince

Total piece of s--t, disgusting excuse for a human being.

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