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SPCA investigators find starved dog, charge Syracuse woman
« on: November 04, 2011, 10:08:28 AM »
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Syracuse, NY -- Princess, despite her name, has not lived a life of royalty. Animal cruelty investigator Paul Morgan suspects that she might not have eaten during the past six months.
Princess is a pit bull, about 2 years old, who weighs 25 pounds. She was seized from her owner Tuesday, said Morgan. She is supposed to weigh 45 to 50 pounds, he said.
Usually, when investigators see a dog this thin, there is a medical reason, Morgan said. In Princess’s case, there is no medical reason for the weight loss.
“This was caused by starvation,” Morgan said. “It stinks.”


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Re: SPCA investigators find starved dog, charge Syracuse woman
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2011, 05:27:25 PM »
If any one wants to help with the Princess’ medical costs, contributions may be made to:
Central New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
5878 E. Molloy Road
Syracuse 13211
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Re: SPCA investigators find starved dog, charge Syracuse woman
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2011, 05:29:38 PM »
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Princes is now being cared for at a local veterinary hospital. SPCA workers say tests on her kidneys and liver look good. She is being fed small amounts of food to help her recovery, but it will take a few months.

Princess is not available for adoption right now.

The dog's owner, Wendy Collins, 32, is facing two charges of animal cruelty. She is charged with failure to provide proper sustenance and failure to provide vet care. She is scheduled to be arraigned on November 28th.

IMHO ONLY... no one in their right mind would starve another living thing.  I'll just leave it at that.  
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Re: SPCA investigators find starved dog, charge Syracuse woman
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2011, 05:32:34 PM »
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We would like to thank the community for their outpouring of support to help care for Princess, a severely underweight pit bull brought in by our cruelty investigators. If you would like to donate to her care you can do so by donating online with a credit card on our homepage. it says ways to donate and it will connect you to the credit card link. You can also mail in checks to CNYSPCA 5878 East Molloy Rd. Syracuse, NY 13211 or please call the front desk with a credit card at 454-4479X0. When making donations please note that the donation is for the medical care of Princess. "For those who cannot speak for themselves. we thank you so very much!" Princess is currently improving slowly at the vet. Her kidney and liver are not damaged and her temperature is rising. She is being feed small meals every hour. Thank you everyone for your prayers and kindness to help save this precious dog! PRINCESS IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION AT THIS TIME.
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Re: SPCA investigators find starved dog, charge Syracuse woman
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2011, 07:03:18 PM »
This is horrid, why did this happen? did she not have any money?? or was there other issues?

This brings me to what my hubby told me the other day that I did not know.
In Canada a homeless street person will get money from the government if they have
a pet that they have to look after.(Just like if they had a human child).  Is this the case in the USA??
"Education is the key" to make informed decisions about the health of our pets

 

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