From the NY Post:
Cherie Fillmore, 32, of Jamaica was busted by ASPCA Special Investigator Paul Romano on Feb. 5. after the carcass of a puppy pitbull, was found chained to a metal railing outside her house.
"The dog was starved, emaciated. All the fat and muscle had been exhausted. It would take weeks to get debilitated to that point," said ASPCA Asst. Director Joe Pentangelo.
Desiree Powell, 27, was taken into custody for allegedly battering her Yorkshire terrier puppy Chibi, who in just six-short months of his life had sustained three leg fractures, two broken ribs and a hemorrhage to his right eye.
An examination concluded Chibi had previously sustained three leg fractures, two broken ribs and a hemorrhage to its right eye. Powell, who lives in a luxury Long Island City hi-rise, was arrested by ASPCA Special Agent Bradley English yesterday.
ASPCA officers responded to a complaint at a Queens residence, where they found two pit bull terriers who appeared very thin. Upon further investigation by HLE agents and veterinary experts, it was determined that both dogs had been starved and there were no underlying medical problems to explain their poor body condition.
Leroy Shepard, 18, and Nikira Shepard, 20, were arrested for neglecting and starving the two dogs, a nine-month-old male and two-year-old female. The siblings were charged with two counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty, and if convicted, they each face up to two years in jail and/or a $2,000 fine.