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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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Katisha

The police and public can have a say and basically control certain baby cribs, how you raise a child, living conditions for the elderly and children, whats a reasonable living area, how much you should weigh, and how many pets is too many pets but they can't, or more like it WON'T, do anything about animal abuse. If the same happened to a child the man will be in jail for life or 30 years with a $150,000 fine. If it happened to a pregnant woman he'll be in jail for life or 30 years with a $150,00 fine. If it happened to a pregnant dog or a puppy he'll be in jail for a year and a $1,000 fine. Now what does he learn, if anything? Such unfairness to animals. We need to actually try and help the animals people! Take advantage of America in debt and make the fines higher then people will actually learn something, since money is all that infuences people these days.

rose severson

Some people abuse animals for entertainment of hurting others or things who don’t deserve the horrible things. Other times they do it because they want to see things hurt and call themselves strong and the others week and walk around all proud with what they did to the poor helpless animal and try it on a human. Others do it for no reason at all they just do it to do it and don’t even think about it as hurting an animal. So would we humans like to be the next abused things in the world or continue on animals? If all of us stand and fight to prevent all animal cruelty. The poor animals are getting stuff they dont deserve

Amber Graham

that is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo sad i just want to cry

JAMES

URGENT!!!!!! IF ANYONE WOULD PLEASE LIKE TO HELP ME AND MY FAMILY GET THROU THIS DIFFICULT TIME OF HAVING OUR FAMILY DOG BUTCH IN A VET SINCE 11/11/12 DUE TO A HIT AND RUN WE R ASKING ANYBODY TO PLEASE DONATE ANYTHING TO HELP FOR HIS SURGERY ON HIS LIVER DUE TO BLEEDING INTO HIS ABDOMEN. WE R TRYING TO GET AS MUCH HELP AS POSSIBLE DUE TO IT BEING A $3,000 SURGERY IT IS NOT A FAKE AND HERE IS ALL THE INFORMATION THAT YOU WOULD NEED....... IT IS AT CREATURE COMFORTS VET SERVICE AND THE TELEPHONE NUMBER IS 570 992 0400 THE ADDRESS IS PO BOX 700 SAYLORSBURG PA 18353 AND BUTCH'S ACCOUNT# 50249 HE IS A BULL MASTIFF AND BOXER MIX

Laurie

If we REALLY want to solve these animal cruelty problems we need to lobby our lawmakers to create laws that judges will enforce with much stiffer penalties. Only when cruel people know they will serve jail time will the horror end. For years my next door neighbor left her beautiful husky tied up in the back yard, alone and often without food and water. Several times we had to rescue him from rising flood waters or the scorching summer heat. Several times the local animal rescue team was called, but nothing was ever done to help poor Cody. Why is it that there is no anti-tethering law across this country? How is it that the pets who trust us are so many times allowed to go hungry or thirsty? It's because WE allow it through our complacency. I hope that one day we live in a world where animals like Cody are rescued the very first time the Animal Welfare people are notified.

NinjaKing3

Walker should ROT IN PRISON!!! Refuse him food and water and see how he likes it! HE SHALL DIE IN PRISON!

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