Maximum Sentence for Suffocated Dog

20 year old Nicole Ottaiano of Nassau County, Long Island, New York has been charged with aggravated cruelty to animals for suffocating a friend’s dog. Ottaiano tied hair ties over the snout of the 11-year-old Staffordshire terrier, effectively cutting off the dog’s airway.


WCBS 880′s Sophia Hall reported she was told by police that Ottaiano has a history of trying to hurt animals.


The owner, who has not been identified, told police that Ottaiano had done the same thing earlier to another of his dogs, a Shepherd mix.


We ask that the owner of the dog also be charged with neglect. If Ottaiano has a history of trying to hurt animals, and has tried to hurt another of the owner's dogs, WHY would such a neglectful owner allow a known abuser access to his animals?


SOURCE:

http://www.examiner.com/pet-news-in-national/ny-woman-suffocates-horrifically-dog-by-sealing-off-its-snout


Nassau County District Attorney

Kathleen Rice

262 Old Country Road

Mineola, NY 11501
Phone: (516) 571-3800

Fax: (516) 571-5065

E-mail: http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/da/contact.html

20 year old Nicole Ottaiano of Nassau County, Long Island, New York has been charged with aggravated cruelty to animals for suffocating a friend’s dog. Ottaiano tied hair ties over the snout of the 11-year-old Staffordshire terrier, effectively cutting off the dog’s airway.



WCBS 880′s Sophia Hall reported she was told by police that Ottaiano has a history of trying to hurt animals.



The owner, who has not been identified, told police that Ottaiano had done the same thing earlier to another of his dogs, a Shepherd mix.



We ask that the owner of the dog also be charged with neglect. If Ottaiano has a history of trying to hurt animals, and has tried to hurt another of the owner's dogs, WHY would such a neglectful owner allow a known abuser access to his animals?

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