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Woman Charged With Throwing Starved Pit Bull Out With Trash

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    Woman Charged With Throwing Starved Pit Bull Out With Trash
    Kisha Curtis.

    A Newark woman will be in court Thursday to face animal abuse charges for stuffing her emaciated pit bull dog in a plastic bag and dumping him down the garbage chute of her apartment building.

    "Patrick," so named because he was discovered by a maintenance man the day before St. Patrick's day, is recovering at a Associated Humane Society facility in Monmouth County.

    His former owner, Kisha Curtis, 27, will now appear in Newark Municipal Court to face the charges against her.

    "This is a very sad case of a helpless dog left unattended," Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray said in a statement.

    She added "The information we have now indicates the defendant tied the dog to a railing and left the state of New Jersey for more than a week."

    Apparently after her return, Curtis is believed to have sent her dog down the chute to a trash compactor where the maintenance man noticed movement in a plastic bag and opened it up to discover a breathing dog.

    Curtis is currently being held in the Passaic County Jail on charges of receiving stolen property. 

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