Yonkers Woman Arrested by SPCA of Westchester for Two Counts of Animal Cruelty
The SPCA of Westchester announced today that their Humane Law Enforcement Unit (HLE), under the direction of Ernest Lungaro and Yonkers Police Officer William Pataky, in a joint investigation, arrested Ashaki Bryant, 40, of 10 Stewart Place in Yonkers. Bryant was arrested on January 11, 2016 for not providing adequate food, water or veterinary care for a prolonged period of time to her two pit bull dogs and was charged with two counts of animal cruelty.
Yonkers Police were alerted on January 3rd that two pit bull dogs were fighting. One female and one male pit bull were then discovered fighting over rice in the back yard of Bryant’s home at 10 Stewart Place. Both dogs were quickly transported by the Yonkers Animal Shelter for immediate veterinary care. The male pit bull sadly succumbed to his injuries.
Following a thorough examination by a veterinarian at Central Animal Hospital, the dogs were found to be dehydrated, emaciated and had various wounds and scars that were in different stages of healing. Some were old wounds that were never treated properly and others were fresh wounds in need of immediate medical care. The dogs’ spine and rib bones were very prominent indicating both were malnourished. The female pit bull was then transported to the Yonkers Animal Shelter after her medical treatment.
It’s crucial to contact our HLE Unit or the Police if animal neglect or cruelty is suspected. The SPCA’s Confidential Animal Cruelty Hotline is 914-941-7797.
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