ARVERNE — An Arverne man was arrested and charged with starving his pet pit bull to death in July, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.
Adalbuerto Fuentes’ dog was observed to be emaciated with a “skeletal appearance” by an officer from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals July 7, the DA said.
The pet was brought to an animal hospital for a necropsy and a doctor said the cause of death for the dog was starvation with exposure to extreme heat, according to Brown. The doctor said the starvation occurred over four to six weeks and the dog was about half its ideal weight, the DA said.
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