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Woman who starved her dogs to death is sentenced to six days in jail

One of two dogs starved to death, then tossed in trash
Cleveland APL

An Ohio woman who starved a dog and a puppy to death pleaded guilty to cruelty against companion animals on Wednesday.

Amber Kinsey, 31, of Cleveland, was then sentenced by Cleveland Municipal Judge Ronald Adrine to six days in jail and five years of probation. Kinsey was ordered to not own pets while on probation, and to submit to random compliance inspections by the Cleveland Animal Protective League (APL).

In April 2013, Kinsey’s landlord contacted humane officers after finding the dead dogs. The emaciated bodies of Butter, a two-year-old pit bull, and Nana, a six-month-old puppy, were thrown out by Kinsey with the trash.

The Cleveland APL has information on their website on how to report animal cruelty in the Cleveland area. Their cruelty hotline number is 216-377-1630.

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) says while the quickest way to get help in an animal cruelty, neglect or abuse case is to dial 911, they recommend being prepared by programming the phone number of your local animal control department, animal shelter or humane society into your cell phone. You can also email HSUS at, or call 202-452-1100 or 866-720-2676 to report animal cruelty.

Click here to follow the Cleveland Animal Protective League on Facebook. The APL has many nice dogs, cats and small mammals, including rabbits and mice available for adoption. They also have exciting events planned throughout the year.

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