For well more than a month a 2 yr-old pitbull lay locked in a wire cage, outside, no shelter, no food, no water.  This dog suffered a horrible, cruel death at the hands of a Troy, NY woman, 48 yr-old Deborah Bradley.

Woman Starves Dog to Death

Neighbors told police they has spoken to Bradley about how poorly the dog look but they were ignored. But Bradley says that she only noticed the dog had been there on Thanksgiving and the next day she was arrested.

When police arrived at the house they found the dog in a wire cage with no protection from the cold weather. It’s collar too large to fit its emaciated body. Only sticks and small rocks were found in the dog’s stomach and its fur caked with feces.

“This dog suffered a horrible, painful, elongated death,” said Troy Police Officer James Bottillo. “The animal population can’t make a 911 call. As I said, all it can do is sit and yelp in its kennel until it doesn’t have enough energy to do that.”

When police arrived on the scene, food was found in the dogs bowl, they believe it was purposely placed after the dog’s death.

According to Bottillo, “There were no bite marks or nothing to indicate any type of effort on the dog’s part to eat that food that was in the bowl.”

When the dog was taken in for a necropsy, the vet called the condition of the dog “horrific.”

“When the vet was able to get into the dog stomach, the contents in the dog’s stomach were some rocks and sticks which we took custody of,” says Bottillo.

If this doesn’t make you think of Christine Abrams and Ella… another cruel, heartless monster abandoning an innocent and defenseless dog to suffer a prolonged, painful death.

Bradley was arraigned on felony aggravated animal cruelty charges. Police say she knew exactly what was going on.

“I can tell you that she’s well aware…”

If Bradley is convicted she could face a year or more behind bars.

Oh, there’s no doubt she knew exactly what was going on, she just didn’t give a damn!  It’s people like this how need a taste of the cruel medicine they dish out!

Additional Information

Below are two sample letters to the Rensselaer County DA and Assistant DA that you can download and send

These letters urge the DA/ADA to prosecute Deborah Bradley to the fullest extent by law (felony and 1 year in jail)

Please use this template to send letters ASAP, and feel free to modify as you wish. Feel free to forward to others and ask them to send letters to. It will only take a few minutes, but the more letters the DA receives, the more likely she will get full punishment.

The ADA handling the case is Jevon Garret (Male), case is scheduled for 12/23, court starts at 8:00 a.m., and the DA’s office address is 80 2nd St., Troy, NY 12180.

Troy ADA
Honorable Jevon Garrett
Assistant District Attorney of Rensselaer County
80 Second Street
Troy, New York 12180

Troy D.A.
Hon. Rich J. McNally, Jr.
Rensselaer County District Attorney
Congress & 2nd Street, 3rd Floor
Troy, NY 12180

Out of the Pits in Troy NY is also organizing a small demonstration with signs and with their rescued pitbulls that are now therapy dogs.

Just right-click on the link and save to your computer.  They are both Word documents.

Letter to ADA
Letter to DA

Thanks for the info Debbie!

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