Dog Abuser Rejects Plea Deal

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 1:00pm

On April 15, after reconfirming her not guilty plea to animal torture charges, Tiara Davis rejected a 60-day jail deal offered by the District Attorney. In a heavily publicized case, Davis was caught on video violently kicking and leash-choking her nine-pound Pomeranian, Sparky. The incident occurred on January 11 in the Grant Houses in Morningside Heights, the same public housing project where surveillance video captured an unrelated dog beating only two weeks prior the incident.

It was approximately 2:00 A.M. on January 11, when the NYPD's in-elevator surveillance system captured Davis beating the four-year-old dog. The 31-year-old apparently lost her temper after Sparky urinated on the elevator floor. The video clearly shows Davis punching, kicking and swinging the small dog by his neck until he blacked out. Sparky suffered multiple bruises, possible liver damage and emaciation. He is currently recuperating at the ASPCA Bergh Memorial Hospital.

"There was no justification for this violent act of cruelty," says Stacy Wolf, Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel for the ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement Department "I think the plea deal is generous and should be reconsidered by the defendant, I am not sure a jury would be as lenient."

Davis, who was arrested by ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement Agents the same morning the beating occurred, is due back in court on May 12, where the possibility of trial awaits her.

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I so hope this monster will not get the dog back, or any other animal that cannot protect itself from this nut case,,,does she have children, most probably also victim's of abuse as well...hopefully that is checked

Tahlula Bankhea...

I'm not sure if this will go to trial or not . Most likely yes. I hope it does because a jury or judge will likely give her 2 years. (About 14 months with good behavior). That is far more what she deserves for an act as cruel as this. ( I'm referring to the 60 days).
If the video does exist and does indeed show what they claim, she will never get the dog back. This will also appear on a police record for the rest of her life. This will keep her from seriously being considered for employment by a great many people.


This woman has most likely been beaten on a regular basis during her childhood. We don't just wake up one morning and become capable of hurting man or beast. Although there is no excuse for violence; there are reasons. Before we hate her, remember that we are all a product of what has happened to us until today; especially during our formative years. (My biased opinion)


@cjanerees- as a grown adult you have the ability to allow the past to determine the person that you are today or you have the ability to overcome your past and be a better person. There is NO excuse for a grown WOMAN to be beating up on a small dog and swinging it by it's neck.


Well said


Why is it that a dog or any other animals life, is less important or less value than a humans? Surely life is life regardless?
Anyone who commits such acts should get the same punishment wether it be an animal or child or any other person.


Why for you people only the dogs and cats have some value for their life? Why not any other animal? Pigs, Chickens, cows, turkeys are all living much worse life then that dog and on everyday basis. Why? because of eating habits. Babies of cows instantly after birth are taken away from mother cow and kept leashed in such a small cage where the baby can not even stand up properly, thats how they live for whole of there life until they are brutally killed and send in the grocery store for you and yours kids to eat half and throw rest in garbage. So why so much pain for only dogs and on other side everyone is doing same thing in 1 way or other with animals.


Very well said!


Sorry but I disagree; there are individuals who have not been beaten and had a good upbringing that still turn into monsters...and it can start from an early age. Your past is not an excuse...There are plenty of individuals who have had a horrible upbringing with abuse and turn out as good kind productive individuals. I work at a prison....I see alot of this behavior


Well said, totally agree.