DEER PARK, N.Y. (PIX11) – A Long Island woman was cited for starving and chaining two pit bulls to a tree in her yard, Suffolk County police say.
Cops say on Dec. 8, the two dogs, Nina and Papa, were found at the Deer Park home of Sharon Martinez, 55, emaciated and chained to a tree in the backyard.
The dogs were seized and a veterinarian determined the dogs were severely neglected.
Martinez was cited for severe animal neglect and is due in court at a later date.
Nina and Papa are currently recovering at the Town of Babylon Animal Shelter.