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Two NYC Men Arrested In Separate Animal Cruelty Cases

Tinkerbell as she was received by the ASPCA. (credit: ASPCA)

Tinkerbell as she was received by the ASPCA. (credit: ASPCA)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Two New York City men have been arrested for separate animal cruelty cases, the ASPCA announced Friday.

Marvin Silver and Peter Morin both face misdemeanor animal cruelty charges. They face up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine if convicted.

Silver, 24, was arrested after he dropped his dog off at Animal Care & Control’s Brooklyn facility, the ASPCA said.

Biggie, as he was received by the ASPCA. (credit: ASPCA)

Biggie, as he was received by the ASPCA. (credit: ASPCA)

The dog – a pit bull named Biggie – had been starved, and weighed 45 pounds, the ASPCA said.

Biggie with his adoptive family. (credit: ASPCA)

Biggie with his adoptive family. (credit: ASPCA)

After two months of treatment, Biggie’s weight was 71 pounds. Biggie was adopted by a family on Staten Island in early February.

Morin, 60, was arrested after a dog grooming facility called in a complaint based on the condition of his 11-year-old shih tzu named Tinkerbell. Tinkerbell had untreated kidney disease, was blind, had dental diseases, matted hair and debris all over her coat, the ASPCA said.

Tinkerbell, after treatment. (credit: ASPCA)

Tinkerbell, after treatment. (credit: ASPCA)

After treatment, Tinkerbell has regained some sight and will eventually be put up for adoption.

Anyone aware of suspected animal cruelty is asked to cal 877-THE-ASPCA (843-2772) or email enforcement@aspca.org.