Dog Dies from Fractured Skull—ASPCA Arrests Suspect

Monday, February 21, 2011 - 4:00pm

“This was a senseless attack on an innocent animal,” says Stacy Wolf, Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel for Humane Law Enforcement.

Early this morning, ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement Agents arrested Queens resident Jerry Melendez for beating his five-year-old Chihuahua, Spotye.

The investigation began on February 10, when ASPCA Agents responded to a call from a local animal hospital. A Chihuahua suffering from serious trauma and multiple seizures had been admitted by his owner. Spotye had to be euthanized due to the extent of his injuries.

The remains were signed over to the ASPCA Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital for a necropsy. Results revealed that the Spotye had sustained a fractured skull caused by blunt force impact, and suffered from hemorrhage to his left eye.

“This was a clear-cut case of violent abuse,” says Wolf. “Animal cruelty is a serious crime, and we are doing everything we can to see that the victims receive justice.”

Melendez, 33, was arrested by ASPCA Special Agent Debbie Ryan and charged with one count of aggravated animal cruelty, a felony. If convicted, he faces up to two years in jail and a $2,000 fine.

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hi i can,t belive should not do anytinig to harm dogs beat the hell out depression


good for you ill be hell out him too


If I'm being beaten in the street I would want William there! All you other Aholes I'm sure would just stand there taking pictures with your phones, maybe call 911 and hope they show up.
Vigilantie my a$$... Bunch of pu$$ys




GOOD FOR YOU!!!!!!! I agree William! I feel punishments should be way harsher than what they currently are.....animals have no voice and can't escape...I think ANY case of animal cruelty and abuse should end with MAXIMUM prison time and not a second LESS!!! I think animals are angels here for us to cherish and love as they only want love in return.....I'd love to see maximum penalties enforced and these people have to pay some how for the sick behavior they embarrassingly display as a heartless human.




Good one ... dnt listn to those who criticize u for it. i doubt they not beat the abuser if it was his/her child who was gettin beaten with a hose

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I totally agree with William do what they do to the animals and impose a life sentence, these sick psychos don't deserve to walk the streets.


I prefer Animals to Humans, may animal abusers rot in Hell