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Dog Abuser Rejects Plea Deal

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 1:00pm

On April 15, after reconfirming her not guilty plea to animal torture charges, Tiara Davis rejected a 60-day jail deal offered by the District Attorney. In a heavily publicized case, Davis was caught on video violently kicking and leash-choking her nine-pound Pomeranian, Sparky. The incident occurred on January 11 in the Grant Houses in Morningside Heights, the same public housing project where surveillance video captured an unrelated dog beating only two weeks prior the incident.

It was approximately 2:00 A.M. on January 11, when the NYPD's in-elevator surveillance system captured Davis beating the four-year-old dog. The 31-year-old apparently lost her temper after Sparky urinated on the elevator floor. The video clearly shows Davis punching, kicking and swinging the small dog by his neck until he blacked out. Sparky suffered multiple bruises, possible liver damage and emaciation. He is currently recuperating at the ASPCA Bergh Memorial Hospital.

"There was no justification for this violent act of cruelty," says Stacy Wolf, Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel for the ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement Department "I think the plea deal is generous and should be reconsidered by the defendant, I am not sure a jury would be as lenient."

Davis, who was arrested by ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement Agents the same morning the beating occurred, is due back in court on May 12, where the possibility of trial awaits her.

If you know of an animal whose health is being compromised by neglect or abuse, please report it. Visit our Report Cruelty FAQ to learn how to report cruelty in your neighborhood.

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Anonymous

I assume from your comment, that this woman and all others who behave unreasonably, should not be prosecuted, as their past has influenced them. Sorry, but as a retired Federal law enforcement officer who has seen it all firsthand, our society must prosecute these people fully. If we accept an excuse for this type of behavior, then why not release all violent prisoners?

angel

I'm with you on this case, I don't care if your human or animal they all should be prosecuted to the fullest.

Trixie Collier

Consequently, by your definition and liberal doctrine, nobody is ever guilty of anything. Anything we do wrong is always because we had a bad childhood, huh? The best way to reduce crime is to eliminate all laws.

Judith

I agree

Sarah

I was physically and sexually abused as a child and occasionally had anger issues but I don't go around beating the hell out of pets (or people or walls)... so don't be the "bleeding heart". This sick bitch deserves to go to jail.

Judith

A brave comment Sarah- I agree

Glauber

So what? Her being beaten as a kid doesn't make what she did excusable. We don't just say, 'oh well, she's a special case, we'll just let her go.'

MJ

Great, then we will be keeping her sorry butt up!!

Judith

I hope the kids are checked on too.

kay

A bullet in the head is the only punishment severe enough for this savage.

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