An arrest has been made in the case of an abandoned dog on the streets of Yonkers. A call was received by the Yonkers Animal Shelter on the evening of November 17 that there was a dog in distress near 81 Van Cortlandt Park. Responders discovered a pit bull suffering from starvation. Unfortunately, it was too late and the animal did not recover. On November 28, 23-year-old Christina Harris, formerly of 41 Cliff Street in Yonkers was arrested by Ernesto Lungaro, Director of The Human Law Enforcement Unit of the SPCA of Westchester in partnership with Officer William Pataky of the Yonkers Police Department. Harris has been charged with two counts of abandonment and animal cruelty. She also left a cat behind in the Cliff Street apartment and that animal has survived and is in the Yonkers Shelter. If you suspect that an animal is being abused or abandoned the SPCA has a 24-hour confidential hotline at 845-354-3124 (Rockland) and if you are listening in Westchester the hotline is 914-941-7797.
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