Huntington Station Woman Accused of Animal Cruelty

A Huntington Station woman was arrested Wednesday and charged with animal cruelty after Suffolk police said she left her dog alone for several days, leading to its death.

Suffolk police said Kiswanda Franklin left her 3-pound Yorkshire Terrier-Maltese mix in a crate between July 14 and July 20 in her apartment without adequate ventilation. When Franklin returned, the dog, Bentley, was dead.

Police responded to a 911 call regarding a deceased dog in a crate covered in feces outside the home at 154 East Pulaski Road on July 20.

The investigation was conducted by Suffolk County Police detectives assigned to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Biological, Environmental and Animal Safety Team (BEAST). Second Precinct Community Support Unit officers arrested Franklin, 33,  She was issued a Desk Appearance Ticket and will be arraigned on a later date.

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