ASPCA Announces Arrest of Queens Man for Starving Dog, Tampering with Physical Evidence

Suspect Faces Misdemeanor and Felony Charges
October 3, 2008

NEW YORK, October 3, 2008 - Humane Law Enforcement Special Agent Joann Sandano of the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) arrested Trevor Williams, 28, of Queens on October 1 for animal cruelty.

Williams faces a misdemeanor charge, punishable by up to one year in prison and a $2,000 fine, as well as a felony charge for tampering with physical evidence, punishable by up to two years in prison.

On February 11, 2008, the ASPCA was called about a dead dog in the yard of the suspect’s home at 111-14 Witthoff Street in Queens. ASPCA agents responded and found the suspect tossing a dead dog into the street and covering the deceased dog with trash.

The dog, an adult male mixed breed, had been starved to death and weighed only 29 pounds. Records also show that the temperature reading the prior day, February 10, ranged from 15 to 44 degrees Fahrenheit.