Friday, September 18, 2009
Animal Detectives ROCK
Last Friday, ASPCA Special Agent Paul Lai arrested New Yorker Donnell Walters for allegedly beating a 4½-pound Yorkshire Terrier (pic of a Yorkie, on right) named Lucy. Lucy’s owner alleges that in late July, a verbal dispute triggered Walters, 22, to assault the tiny canine. He is accused of repeatedly slamming or dropping Lucy to the ground, shattering one of her legs.
When Agent Lai had trouble finding Walters, he cleverly used a variety of tools, including Facebook, to locate the suspect. Friday’s arrest was made at Walters’ Manhattan workplace; he has been charged with one count of aggravated animal cruelty, which carries a penalty of up to two years in jail.
If you know of an animal who is being hurt, please report it—those who intentionally hurt animals may move on to abuse the people in their lives. To report animal cruelty in New York City, call the ASPCA’s tip line at (877) THE-ASPCA. Visit our Report Cruelty FAQ to learn how to report cruelty elsewhere.
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Terri Farley @ 9:59 AM
...............poor doggie! I LOVE my puppy, Sadie, and for anything to happen to her......
Actualy im working on a case right now.. me and my friend call ourselves.. The E.E (Equine Enquirerers) We have located a fair grounds barn with sickly looking horses.. underwait and young.. posisbly starving. Working with the human society to see what will happen next....
That's terrible! How can people do such horrible things to animals? It's crazy!