The barbarous treatment of the dog Patrick, named for his remarkable turn-around on St. Patrick’s Day, must not go unpunished. Patrick was left tied to a balcony railing and then eventually thrown into a garbage bag and down a trash chute 19 stories long. Urge the prosecuting attorney’s office to prosecute the accused, Kisha Curtis, to the maximum allowable by New Jersey law. If she is convicted, again urge that she be sentenced to the maximum allowable by law and that she never be allowed to own an animal again. In addition, such blatant cruelty can often manifest itself as the precursor to cruelty to humans. Therefore, as part of any sentence, Curtis should be required to undergo thorough psychological evaluation followed by mandatory counseling.
Carolyn A. Murray, Acting Essex County Prosecutor
Essex County Prosecutor’s Office
50 W Market St # 3
Newark, NJ 07102