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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.


Hennessy when she was removed from Carter’s home in October 2010.

Barb
Hennessy looking healthy after two months at the ASPCA.

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Michele

Piss off you totally ignorant hasbeen. It's people like YOU who need to be exterminated

Silvia S.

...totally agree with Rosalind, same treatment to this kind of "persons"!!!!!!!

Joanne

he should be left to us to handly, we will take off a small piece of him every 3 hrs so he can suffer.

Mary

If Pitbull are the so- called killers and must be exterminated according to one comment here, the person who commented this must also be terminated. Animals have a more sound Nature than one or a hundred Humans put together- they will give their lives to protect us, unlike us Humans. So, SUCK IT UP, this is to RIchard, the Pitbull plus many a animal hater, who dared to pass that comment!

Steve Dyson

Rock on Mary!!

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