The sad story of the dogs started in June when ASPCA Special Agent Joann Sandano was called to [Kwang] Lee's home after a neighbor found Willie, a 9-year-old Pomeranian, bleeding and barely conscious in the street.
Lee didn't bother to bring the dog to a veterinarian, despite the fact Willie was unable to walk or stand, Pentangelo said.
It's not clear how the dog was injured, but veterinarians said he likely was hit by a car.
It just shouldn't happen to a dog ... Ex-owner facing fine, jail for cruelty
"He was in excruciating, significant pain," Pentangelo said. "He had a dislocated hip. Without medical care, he would have died."
Along with his injuries, there were signs the 19-pound pooch had been neglected. Veterinarians had to remove two of his teeth because of severe dental disease.
When Sandano entered Lee's house, she found other animals, including Albie, a Chihuahua whose leg was bent. ASPCA veterinarians determined it was an old break that had never properly healed.
Lee faces up to $4,000 in fines and two years in jail.