ASPCA Announces Arrest of Queens Man for Neglecting Dog

Starved female pit bull found dead in 90-degree heat
August 6, 2010

NEW YORK—Humane Law Enforcement agents of the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) arrested Far Rockaway Queens resident Adalberto Fuentes yesterday for neglecting his 10- to 12-month-old female pit bull.
The dog was found dead in a Queens backyard by ASPCA Special Agent Debbie Ryan on July 7.  Veterinary reports indicate the dog had a skeletal appearance and was starved.  Neglect, coupled with extreme heat, which reached the upper 90s that day, were the apparent causes of death.

Fuentes, 23, was charged with one count of cruelty to animals and faces up to a year in prison if convicted.