June 10, 2015

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Highland Mills woman accused of starving her dog to death

HIGHLAND MILLS – A Highland Mills woman has been charged with starving her pet dogs, one of which died.

The Hudson Valley SPCA Humane Law Enforcement Division in cooperation with the Town of Woodbury Police, charged Shakine Michel, 38, of Redwood Drive with cruelty to animals and failure to provide proper sustenance. In one case, a female dachshund named Scrappy lost half of her body weight causing the death while in captivity.

In another instance, she is charged with neglecting a female poodle named Sweet Pea. That dog survived and is making a recovery.

Michel was released on an appearance ticket returnable to Woodbury Town Court.  If convicted, she faces up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine along with probation on each count.

The SPCA encourages anyone with information about animal cruelty to call them at 855-448-2548.


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