Our "skinny" Marie is about 2 years-old and is a mixed pitbull breed who should weigh about 50-60 lbs.. However, this poor girl weighed in at a measly 27 lbs., which broke our hearts.
We started feeding her small meals every few hours. As she started to gain her strength back it was clear that she knew she was safe. Her tail began wagging and she gave everyone big sloppy kisses! Check out our video above of this happy girl. With medical treatment and TLC, she is on her way to becoming simply, Marie. Please consider making a Donation here to our Mend a Friend Fund and help her on her road to recovery and all the dogs and cats just like her that need extra care.
Purchase your 2015 SPCA Calendar!
Back by popular demand, our SPCA Shelter Dog and Cat Calendars are better than ever and are now on sale! What a great holiday gift or present for yourself! Pick up your copy at the shelter front desk or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calendars are $20 and can be shipped for an additional fee. What a wonderful way to support the SPCA this holiday season! If you are interested in selling the calendars in your store please contact the email above!
Charity Bracelets to Benefit the SPCA
We are so grateful to Desires by Mikolay, who is selling this beautiful stretch beaded bracelet set online and in their store, with a generous percentage being donated back to the SPCA! It's a gift that will delight whoever you give it to… or you may choose to keep it all to yourself! To learn more or to purchase the bracelet set please visit Desires by Mikolay, located at 55 King Street in Chappaqua
or Click Here to purchase online.
SPCA Arrests Yonkers Man in Connection with 25 Dead Cats Found Hanging from Tree
Rene Carcamo is charged with Animal Cruelty and Violation of Environmental Conservation Law
Shannon Laukhuf, Executive Director of the SPCA of Westchester, announced today that the SPCA of Westchester's Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) Unit and the Yonkers Police Department arrested Rene Carcamo age 60 of 25 Overlook Terrace, Yonkers for illegally disposing of dead cats by placing them in plastic bags and hanging them from a tree on Overlook Terrace in Yonkers, a violation of environmental conservation law. He is also charged with two counts of animal cruelty for failure to provide medical attention for two kittens, discovered in his possession by the HLE Unit during its investigation in July.
Ernest Lungaro, Director of the SPCA's HLE Unit and members of the Yonkers Police Department arrested Carcamo following an exhaustive investigation conducted by the HLE Unit, the Yonkers Police Department and the Westchester County District Attorney's Office.
On April 24, 2014, Lungaro was called to the Yonkers location after Yonkers Department of Public Works employees discovered the bodies of 25 cats hanging from a tree, and several dead felines on the ground.
The SPCA's HLE Unit and Yonkers Police conducted interviews with residents in the neighborhood and pursued all leads. Carcamo was questioned on several occasions by authorities regarding the dead cats at Overlook Terrace.
In July, Lungaro instructed Carcamo to get veterinary assistance for kittens living in his apartment that were visibly sick. When it was determined that he had not complied, Lungaro removed the kittens from his home. A veterinary exam found that the kittens had conjunctivitis, discharge from nose and mouth and were severely neglected.
"The SPCA of Westchester is pleased that an arrest has been made in this case, after many months of investigation, interviews and hard work," said Lungaro. "We are grateful to the Yonkers Police Department and the Westchester County District Attorney's Office for helping us to make this possible."
"The SPCA remains saddened by the magnitude and severity of this crime against such innocent animals," said Executive Director Shannon Laukhuf. "Our focus since the incident has been to help feral and stray cats living in that location by examining them for disease and illness, performing spay and neuter surgeries and seeking a safer place for them to live. We are looking for outdoor facilities such as barns to house the cats."
Numerous cats are being rescued from Carcamo's apartment. Click Below to Donate towards their much needed medical care.
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