In Westchester County, New York, a woman from Yonkers was caught on video throwing and kicking her 6-month-old puppy as it cowered in the corner. On Thursday, the SPCA of Westchester announced the arrest of Kiani Wright, 41.
According to the SPCA of Westchester’s press release, police received a call from a Good Samaritan on May 13 after witnessing the puppy being dragged, picked up by the back of the neck and then violently thrown over a railing in front of the suspect’s apartment. The puppy, named Pebbles became the subject of an alleged cruelty investigation. The dog was transferred to a veterinary hospital for treatment. The pup was treated for a broken tooth and abrasions that had been bleeding at the time she was rescued.
The SPCA’s HLE Unit were able to obtain a video from a nearby security camera that captured Pebbles’ owner brutally assaulting her.
Wright has been charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty. Neighbors say it isn’t the first time poor Pebbles was abused, but now the friendly pooch is safe and will be made available for adoption in a few days.
The video is difficult to watch – it is graphic and can be viewed at this link.
(Photos and video from Yonkers via SPCA of Westchester)