ASPCA Arrests Queens Resident for Severely Neglecting Dog

<strong> <em>Mixed breed humanely euthanized due to compromised health </em> </strong>
March 12, 2011

NEW YORK--The Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) agents of the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today arrested Queens resident Ana Herra for neglecting her female mixed breed dog named Julie, estimated to have been between 12 and 15 years old.

On February 12, 2011, ASPCA agents answered an anonymous complaint of a matted dog at a residence in Corona, Queens. There, agents found the dog weak, unable to stand and severely matted.

Julie was moved to the ASPCA's Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital after Herra relinquished control of her to the ASPCA. Just a few hours after her admission, Julie was humanely euthanized because of her compromised health.

Herra, 47, was arrested by ASPCA Special Agent Paul Romano. She 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.