Woman faces charges after PSPCA officers seize dog with broken legs

Paul Kurtz
January 04, 2019 - 9:35 pm

Courtesy of the Pennsylvania SPCA


PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Pennsylvania SPCA has charged a Delaware County woman with animal cruelty after her dog was found with two broken legs.  

Tina, a young adult Siberian Husky, is now on the mend at the SPCA's North Philadelphia shelter.

Officials say she's been there since December 4 after the agency's Humane Law Enforcement team acted on a tip and rescued her from the Darby home of Tina Ray.

Nicole Wilson, the SCPA's Director of Humane Law Enforcement, says she suffered for a week while Ray tried to get her treatment.

"She had no funds to provide any care for the dog and indicated to the vet that she couldn't even afford x-rays for the dog," Wilson said.

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Wilson says Ray refused to give up her dog.

"So at that point that's when we moved forward with a search warrant and seized the dog," Wilson said.

Tina has undergone multiple surgeries and is getting round the clock care at the shelter, but her future won't be determined until the legal case is settled, which could take months.

The SPCA has set up a Facebook fundraiser to offset a veterinary bill that is approaching $15,000 and rising by the day.