Queens Woman Charged With Animal Cruelty
NEW YORK (AP) — A Queens woman was arrested and charged with animal cruelty after officials found a 35-pound dog in her apartment that was so weak it couldn’t stand.
ASPCA official Joe Pentangelo said officers went to the woman’s home Saturday in response to a tip.
The female mixed-breed dog had badly matted hair and the woman said she hadn’t taken the animal to a veterinarian in years.
The dog was euthanized after a medical examination. The 47-year-old woman faces up to a year in jail or a $1,000 fine if convicted of the misdemeanor charge.
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