2nd Dog Beating in Housing Project Caught on Tape

Woman arrested for pounding Pomeranian into unconsciousness

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010  |  Updated 10:16 AM EDT
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2nd Dog Beating in Housing Project Caught on Tape

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Davis, 31, was arrested after surveillance video captured her beating her dog in the elevator of an Upper West Side housing project.

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For the second time in two weeks, a dog owner in the Grant Houses in Morningside Heights, one of the city's largest public housing projects, has been caught on tape abusing their animal. (Warning: Video below contains graphic content.)

Tiara Davis was arrested Monday after surveillance video captured her beating her 4-year-old Pomeranian into an unconscious state. The 31-year-old woman lost it when her dog, Sparky, went to the bathroom in the elevator on Sunday.

The video shows Davis swinging and kicking the small dog on the leash until he blacks out.

"This is no way to treat your pet," ASPCA spokesman Joseph Pentangelo told the Daily News.

Davis, who works as a vocational counselor for ex-offenders, told the paper she never meant to hurt Sparky, who is recovering from his injuries at an animal hospital. She was charged with torturing and injuring an animal.

"I kept telling him, 'Sparky! Wait! Wait!" she told the News. "I became a little frustrated. It was never my intention to hurt him."

Last week, another resident in Davis' complex, was busted for brutally beating his girlfriend's 12-pound Pomeranian-Chihuahua named Chuvi-Duvi. That incident was also caught on tape. Chris Grant, 21, was also charged with torturing and injuring an animal. 
 

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