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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Why has this fuck wad not been shot and pissed on yet????


If she has kids, take them away. If she does this to an animal, she'll do it to a kid.


She should have the same thing happen to her. Someone needs to swing her around, kick her and punching her.

Just Fred

While I am a dog person, I do believe that this animal was abused. However sentencing on crimes against animals is harsher that crimes against human. With that said, she loses her animal and is made to work at an animal shelter for 30 days.


I agree with Kay but first I would do to her all the things she did to that helpless little dog especially tie something around her neck and swing her until she blacks out then put the bullet in her head


eye for an eye...kick her around! simples!...

John DeVries

Push her down the damned elevator. Horrible injuries come from falls on these moving staircases. Then push her down it again.


How could someone do that to an animal? I guess I shouldn't ask that of people who want to kill,torture and terrify humans when they get mad.

Sue Ingham

Someone needs to put a leash around her neck and do a leash choke on her and then proceed to beat the crap out of her. Once that is done and she is given no medical treatment (why waste good money?), throw her sorry ass in prison for 5 full years.


The title of this article and the following comments shows how crazy people are when it comes to "animal abuse". I am by no means advocating beating, kicking, puching, whipping ect. an animal who is helpless. However, an animal is just that, an animal. People who do these types of things should be restricted from pet ownership and refered to mental health evaluations, not thrown in jail for "torture".
Also, to the morons advocating a bullet to the head STFU. your ignorance and lack of ability to think before making a statement is outrageous. The puppy picture to the immediate right of the comments entry space isnt looking sad because criminals are harming him. He is looking sad because he has weak minded people like you advocating for him.

Also, Someone who is in court for a crime and is not yet convicted is innocent until proven guilty. The title should say "Suspected Dog Abuser Rejects Plea Deal". Just a little FYI.