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On this special holiday we celebrate the love in our lives. For many, Valentine’s Day is a great reminder to appreciate and be grateful for that "special someone." Sadly, not everyone is so lucky in love. Cupid hasn't found a perfect match for some of our furry friends at the SPCA which is why we created the Lonely Hearts Club.
Our Lonely Hearts Club has some of the most amazing dogs and cats who unfortunately, have been overlooked and living at the shelter for 6 months or longer. The SPCA gives special incentives to families looking to adopt a 4-legged companion that's part of the Lonely Hearts Club, unfortunately, many are still waiting patiently for their happily ever after.
Although we give all of our shelter animals so much care and affection, nothing can replace a warm, loving home.
We hope that you'll celebrate our furry valentines who haven't had that special visit from Cupid yet and sponsor a lonely heart. For $25 you can support a cat for the month and for $50, one of our lonely hearts dogs. This will help cover the cost of their food, toys, enrichment training and medication. Hopefully, your generosity will also remind Cupid to pay them a visit very soon!
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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