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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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Comments

Cassi

Very sad lots of poor innocent animals suffer in the hands of their carers, so these kind of people must not have any more animal once abused them, they need counselling (anger management) and be punished for their cruelty (as for a human). These people don't realise that dogs are more intelligent than them (only they can't speak).

Dee From Panama

Even in other countries, there are people who care about animals. A lady from the US came to a town near here. She hires a Vet from Costa Rica to spay and neuter. They have done nearly 3000 surgeries,not all strays, of course. When I came to Panama and saw so many animals running in the streets, I assumed it was the native's dogs and cats, only to find out some people from the US, Canada and other countries were to blame, as well. Most dogs live outdoors here, but at least it's never cold. When I lived in Minnesota, I saw dogs outside, chained or in kennels when it was far below zero. This woman is a very self centered person to abuse her dog for something like pottying on the floor. It probably had been all night since it had last urinated and it couldn't hold it any longer. I have known many people like her and they take their self absorbed tempers out on anyone doing something they don't like.One thing she really needs is anger management. It isn't only children who are 'spoiled brats'. She may have been raised by a person who dealt with everyday problems, the same way. Thankfully the little dog will go to someone who will give it the love every animal deserves.

Wendy

Put her in a pen with a vicious dog and let her know what it feels like to be attacked for no real reason ! This kind if stuff sickens me !

Tina

Who's bright idea was it to offer the plea anyway? Jeez, and we wonder why abuse like this thrives in our society.....

Tina

Who's bright idea was it to offer the plea anyway? Jeez, and we wonder why abuse like this thrives in our society.....

Tina

Who's bright idea was it to offer the plea anyway? Jeez, and we wonder why abuse like this thrives in our society.....

Tina

Who's bright idea was it to offer the plea anyway? Jeez, and we wonder why abuse like this thrives in our society.....

Tina

Who's bright idea was it to offer the plea anyway? Jeez, and we wonder why abuse like this thrives in our society.....

Tina

Who's bright idea was it to offer the plea anyway? Jeez, and we wonder why abuse like this thrives in our society.....

Tina

Who's bright idea was it to offer the plea anyway? Jeez, and we wonder why abuse like this thrives in our society.....

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