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ASPCA Arrests Queens Woman for Neglecting, Starving Yorkie

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 4:15pm
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Hershey, before receiving treatment at the ASPCA Animal Hospital

Today the ASPCA arrested Queens resident Grimilda Amil for allegedly neglecting and starving her three-year-old male Yorkshire terrier, who has been recovering under our care for nearly two months.

Amil brought her Yorkie, Hershey, to an ASPCA Mobile/Spay Neuter Clinic on June 27. Alarmed at Hershey’s condition, Clinic staff called our Humane Law Enforcement Agents, who quickly responded.

Amil relinquished ownership of Hershey to the ASPCA, and Agents transported the tiny dog to the ASPCA Animal Hospital.

There, veterinarians determined Hershey— whom they found to be emaciated, anemic and suffering from pressure sores—had been starved. At that time, Hershey weighed just 5.2 pounds. Today he weighs in at 10.1 pounds, a 94% increase!

Hershey is completing his recovery in a caring ASPCA foster home. When he’s ready, he’ll be made available for adoption.

Amil, 55, was charged with one count of misdemeanor animal cruelty. If convicted, she faces up to one year in jail and/or a $1,000 fine. She is due in Queens Criminal Court on October 4. 

If you suspect you’ve witnessed animal cruelty, please don’t hesitate to report it.

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ivan

cruelty to animals should not be allowed

Brittany

That woman should get alot more than that!!

Edie

Cruelty to animals is inexcusable! No words can express my feelings about cruel people. They will get what they deserve....I have to believe this!

Donna Warner

This evil woman should be locked up and deprived of food! Hope she is looking forward to going to that special hell for animal abusers!

Lisa

What is with New York? First is the story about the N.Y. woman that dragged her Yorkie behind her car and wore the pads off his feet & now this. I hope their is a good animal-loving judge out there to throw the book at these people.

Patricia

What goes around comes right back around to slap one in the ass. This woman will be neglected and starved in some way. Yeah!!!!

Cathy Feagin

Put the B**** in a room and don't give her water or food for a while. See how it feel's. I have NO SYMPATHY for people who abuse animal's, abuse children, abuse elderly.

Barry Adams

I am tired of hearing horror stories. Please start telling us what happens to these individuals AFTER the arrest. Clearly, arresting people is not working, in the absence of demands for stricter sentances. What are you doing to change the laws? Please start telling us what happens AFTER the arrests.

Zana Fong

She should go to jail and stop finally giving them only a slap on the wrist for such abuse!!!! Enough is enough!

SHE should NEVER ever have any animals allowed = make sure of it and check on her and people like her. THEY do not deserve a second chance with a living being after trying to kill it!

rene

We have a family of yorkies 7 to be exact. WITH 2 babies, These little ones are my world, this person? I can't even call her that, should have the book thrown at her. Yorkies are the most lovable little one's ever, they love you unconditionally and are your BEST FRIEND ALWAYS, no matter what.
THE COURTS NEED TO BE MORE AGGRESSIVE WITH THESE PEOPLE. NOT JUST A SLAP ON THE HAND, AND A FINE.
LET THEM FEEL THE PAIN THAT THESE LITTLE GUYS FEEL. THEY SHOULDN'T EVEN GIVE HER BREAD AND WATER.

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