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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Tom P

I am so glad I don't live in America any longer. So many nuts who want to kill people for animal abuse. Crazy country.


Brian why don't you get together with Larry ?, I think the two of you would get along together fine.


Animals are capable of feeling pain and fear/sadness just as we are and they deserve to be treated with love and respect just as you would give to a child. "just a dam dog" you are "just a dam man"...........I would rather show respect to a dog than someone like you.


Why are you being so harsh?


Let the punishment fit the crime; Punch and kick her while she's swinging by her neck until she blacks out


Seriously? Just a dog? Someone who cannot be trusted with the care of an animal should NOT be trusted with the care of a child. She has the anger issues. And what she did to this "dam dog" is a crime. And she should be punished. This is a living, breathing animal that feels pain just as we do.


My thoughts exactly ! Why all this chatter over a dog when millions of babies are killed every year and no outrage over their deaths.


Because many people have respect to ALL living souls, big and small.


my dog is better than your kid


Maybe someone should swing her around by the neck until she blacks out. Then she should be kicked a few times!!!