Owner of Starving Dog Found in Trash Compactor Charged

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Remember Patrick?

A near-dead starving 1 year old pit bull they found in trash compactor of a 22nd story building in New Jersey?

(If not, click here to read the story first)

Well, they found the owner – Kisha Curtis, a 28 year old from Newark, NJ – and charged her with two criminal counts and two civil counts.

Her punishment?

Up to six months in jail or a $1,000 fine and community service if convicted.

Note… this is IF convicted.

The judge will probably give her the fine option sine it COSTS money to keep a petty criminal like this in jail as opposed to collecting a $1,000 from her.

We digress, that’s not the point.

We’re talking about the measly $1,000 fine for someone who left an animal like this:

Is $1,000 fine high? Perhaps.

But it’s not the amount, but RELATIVE amount of the fine that sends the message.

For example…

In Los Angeles, you get a $1000 fine if you are found carrying silly string during certain times:

In 2008, a woman was fined $1,000 for spray painting her poodle pink:

In Georgetown, SC, a feral cat caretaker received a $1,000 fine for FEEDING them. (yes, the irony will never stop)

You starve and weaken a dog to a point where his body temperature doesn’t REGISTER on the thermometer, throw him down a trash chute of a 22nd story building,… and you receive the same $1000 fine.

Where is the justice in this?

This wasn’t the first time the justice failed for animal cruelty. Remember the girl who threw not one, not two, but a WHOLE bunch of puppies into the river? She was fined only $6,400.

What do you think? Are we overreacting?

What IS the proper punishment for this horrible crime against an innocent animal that only wanted to be loved?

Share your thoughts in the comment box.

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  • laura

    This is just more proof of the imbalances of our justice system. Personally I think that it is equivalent to attempted or just murder because they are dependent on our love and care.

  • Angela Himmeroeder

    This women should be fined $10,000 and spend the next 6 months picking up dog doodoo in parks, also clean out dog kennels. Ban her from every owning a dog for the rest of her life.

  • Becky

    I’m furious!! that’s why people do so many things, because they know they can get away with it.

    This is cruelty and inhumane. She knew what she was doing, I would love to just keep her a few days without eating to see how she likes it!!!

  • Lydia Buitenwerf

    The women who did this should never be able to own another pet for the rest of her life. I would make her pay for all his vet bills and make her do 5000 hours of community work. what she did was disgusting to starve any animal to this state is inhumane and just plain cruel. If you can’t afford to feed your pet find it a new home or take it to the spca your self, it’s better than starving it to death.

  • sondra

    One Thousand dollars??!! One thousand dollars for starving, abusing and mistreating a living breathing being?!! This is beyond brutal. This is monstrous and she should be jailed for at least one thousand days and given only bread and water for food!! Other than shooting the bitch, I have no other thoughts9WELL i HAVE MANY, MANY THOUGHTS but I will not lash out in a public forum!!

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