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.

If you know of an animal whose health is being compromised by neglect or abuse, please report it. Visit our Report Cruelty FAQ to learn how to report cruelty in your neighborhood.

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A bullet to the head would stop her from doing it to another animal. Are you in favor of abusing animals Larry?


I'd like to break this monkey's skull


and now the racist comments come out.
she will be tried and sentenced.
lets sink to her level, first thought, shoot her and make racist comments
good going people.


Yes the lady is sick and yes she did a very bad thing. So make her pay, fine her, hit her where it hurts and give the money to better shelters, better education for animal protection and support. Killing her is just another expense on the taxpayer


Well Lenny, if abusing an animal is bad, and it is, isn't killing a human as bad or worse? I understand the sentiment but extreme is extreme.


um ya...kay? this woman beat a defenceless DOG that's TINY. I think someone should put a fucking leash on her.. choke HER.. kick& punch HER until she blacks out then boot that bitch right in the face for being such a SCUM BAG!


Let the punishment fit the crime. In some countries, you get caught stealing, they cut your hand off. If you want to kick someone, try cutting off a foot. That would put a stop to some of this stuff.


TOTALLY agree with you!!!!


A bullet to the head would be too quick. Should be hung just enough to black out and revived and done over and over until she is brain dead!!


A bullet to the head? It's a dog. It's a pet. It's a disposable item.