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Pit Bull Starved in Brooklyn

Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 2:00pm

Drew before and after.

Three-month-old Drew was skin and bones the day he arrived at the ASPCA’s Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital.  His owner, Leedell Walker, claimed the pup had not been eating—then proceeded to give up custody of the dog and leave. The hospital team knew something was very wrong and contacted ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement (HLE).

After a full examination, forensic veterinarians confirmed that the near-death Drew was in a critical state of shock and severely anemic. The vets concluded that 37-pound Drew had been starved.

It didn’t take long to for HLE to conclude its case. Walker, 57, was arrested by Special Agent Bradley English and charged with one count of misdemeanor animal cruelty. If convicted, he faces up to one year in jail and/or a $1,000 fine. Walker is due in Kings County Criminal Court on June 11.

Drew continues his recovery, and now weighs 65 pounds—a 76 percent increase! This handsome boy will soon be made available for adoption.

If you suspect an animal may be the victim of neglect or abuse, please report it.

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Jess

Agreed. That is not enough punishment for such a crime! He will get his comeuppance.

Dave J

I haven't heard 'comeuppance' in a while. I agree, too.

Jennifer

1 year imprisonment is not enough. Celebrity apprentice should use the ASPCA as a charity.

anita

$1,000 fine?? Forget the money, Lock this guy up and starve him for a while.

nancy

They need to make tougher laws against people who abuse animals. If they dont this kind of thing will keep happening. Thank you for taking care of him he looks so good!

kelly mills

Im with you.. lock that monster up without food till he is skin and bone!!

Bezek

We should starve him until he is 1/3 his healthy weight and then beat him and leave him on the hospital doorstep with a sign saying he refused to eat taped across his face.

Jessica

That is not a good enough punishment for what that poor sog went through. I firmly believe in an eye for an eye. Glad that the dog is doing much better. Hope he finds a loving home soon.

Debbie

I think that sob should be starved completely to death. People like that need to be put to death. How can someone do that to an animal? They make sickos sign up as sexual preditors. People who do this to animals should have to sign up as the sline that they are.

Tammy

Great Idea!

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