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Bed-Stuy Man Arrested for Starving Pit Bull

The dog was down to 37 pounds and had been eating garbage when he was taken by the ASPCA.

Bed-Stuy man Leedell Walker was arrested on charges of animal cruelty after ASPCA workers say he starved his 3-year-old pit bull so badly that the dog was eating garbage to survive, according to the New York Daily News.

The dog, named Drew, was just 37 pounds when Walker took him to ASPCA’s Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital in December, claiming that the dog refused to eat, according to the article.

The Daily News says that Walker, 57, is due in court on June 11, and faces a year in jail if convicted. Meanwhile, the article says that Drew’s weight is back up to a healthy 65 pounds and will be available for adoption shortly.

ASPCA spokesman Joseph Pentangelo told the Daily News that Walker is the fifth person in Brooklyn to be arrested for animal cruelty this year, and the 17th in the city.

Brooklynites are encouraged to report animal cruelty via the ASPCA’s Humane Law Enforcement department at (212) 876-7700, ext. 4450.

lyndy73 May 08, 2012 at 10:46 PM
What an idiot starving a poor defensive pet is like doing it to a baby S.O.B! Did his care-taker starve him? Smh go to JAIL!!!!!!
Jenny May 09, 2012 at 12:15 AM
what a horrible thing to have done.
Wellington Parreira May 09, 2012 at 04:26 AM
Sometimes we are worse, than beasts, the mankind is killing the planet.
pat May 09, 2012 at 05:35 AM
No surprise at all, this neighborhood has some awful pet owners. These poor pitbulls are used as symbols of status, which in reality are replacements for the lack of self esteem these people have. These dogs should be banned, not because of the breed of dog, but because of the majority of people in our state that tend to get these beautiful dogs. I hope he gets what he deserves for doing this.
Michelle May 09, 2012 at 04:44 PM
poor pitbull! it's amazing how awful some people could be!


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