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New Jersey woman arrested after throwing her sick dog down garbage chute

By Mason White 10:49 AM August 30, 2013
Kisha Curtis 

By: Sarah Weiss
(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested and charged with animal cruelty related charges after she threw her sick dog down a garbage chute, according to court proceedings in New Jersey.

Now, the woman was sentenced to probation.

Essex County prosecutors asked the judge to sentence Kisha Curtis to the maximum allowed 18 months in prison after she pleaded guilty to animal cruelty last month just before her trial was to begin. She got 18 months probation instead.

Curtis, 29, admitted that she left her pit bull tied to a fence outside her Newark apartment building in 2011 when she left town for a week. The emaciated dog was found in a plastic bag in the bottom of a trash chute of the building, unable to stand, and weighing about 20 pounds, or about 30 pounds underweight.

The dog was nursed back to health at a veterinary hospital and is now happy and healthy with new owners.
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