Judge Joseph Cassini said he received hundreds of letters urging him to throw the book at Curtis, but he opted for probation and called for perspective.
The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office said 29-year-old Kisha Curtis pleaded guilty Tuesday afternoon in Newark to a count of 4th-degree animal cruelty.
A teenage mother was charged Sunday for allegedly tossing her newborn baby into a garbage chute of a building in the Walt Whitman Houses in Brooklyn.
Animal Rights Activists Rally As Newark Woman Accused Of Starving, Dumping Patrick The Pit Bull, Appears In Court
Kisha Curtis, the New Jersey woman accused of starving a 1-year-old pit bull that was found at the bottom of a trash chute, was back in court Friday.
Animal welfare officials in New Jersey are warning people touched by the story of a starved pit bull who was found discarded in a trash chute to beware of donation scams.