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Starved Pit Bull Recovers at ASPCA; Owner Arrested

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 5:00pm

On October 7, ASPCA Special Investigator Paul Romano removed Hennessy, a weak and emaciated Pit Bull, from a Staten Island home. She was found tied to a short leash, and veterinarians at the ASPCA Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital determined that the skeletal dog had been starved.

Flash forward to December, and Hennessy is hardly the same dog. (Check out the before-and-after pics below!) During her stay at the ASPCA, she’s gained 92 percent of her body weight.

While hospital staff takes care of Hennessy, Humane Law Enforcement Agents are taking care of business. On December 11, Agents arrested Laquanda Carter, Hennessy’s owner. Carter, 27, was charged with animal abuse and faces a year in jail and/or a $1,000 fine if convicted.

Hennessy was rescued thanks to a concerned neighbor who reported the abuse. If you suspect an animal is being abused, don’t keep it to yourself—report it to your local authorities.

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Comments

Rosalind Loftin

I THINK THE OWNER SHOULD BE TIED TO A SHORT LEASH AND STARVED,
THEN SHE WOULD KNOW HOW IT FEELS. TREAT THE OWNERS LIKE THEY
DO THEIR ANIMALS AND THERE WOULD BE NO MORE ANIMAL ABUSE.

Chris

Those who can do this to a dog doesn't deserve to breath. Zero tolerance.

john kennedy

i agree,people that abuse animals are cowards

Virginia Greenw...

So agree with you. That fine is pathetic and 1 year in prison only makes him more aggressive to the next animal he gets. First he should be banned from being anywhere near any / all animals, birds & fish. Secondly and extremely important. An Eye for an Eye. He should have the same treatment as he metered out to this poor soul and starved to within an inch of his life. If he dies it's also ok.
He deserves nothing less!

samantha

hennessy looks very health becuz her/he's owner did not give him/her alot of food.

Richard Lewis

Pit Bulls ARE NOT DOGS....they are killers.....the breed should be exterminated

katherine

PIT BULLS are dogs and what makes any animal a killer is the owner and stupid uneducated people like yourself.. stupid people should be exterminated

Marge

An ignorant comment from an equally ignorant person.

john kennedy

thet are NOT killers,it's the morons that own them and make them aggressive,PEOPLE ARE KILLERS,should people be exterminated????

Steve Dyson

Richard Lewis YOU ARE AN IDIOT!!
Bad owners create killer dogs.They like you should be exterminated!!!

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