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Boston woman charged with animal cruelty after dog killed;  suffered from starvation, frostbite


“When people can’t or won’t take on the responsibilities of owning a pet, we get heartbreaking results like this.”

A Boston woman faces an animal cruelty charge in connection with the February death of her dog who was severely emaciated and suffered from starvation and frostbite, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office said Monday in a communicated.

Natividad Pizzaro, 37, was arraigned Wednesday in the Roxbury Division of Boston City Court, the district attorney’s office said. A plea of ​​not guilty has been entered in his name, officials said. She was released on recognizance and ordered not to own or work with animals, officials said. Pizzaro was ordered back to court on August 18 by Judge Kenneth Fiandaca for a preliminary hearing.

Pizzaro’s dog, Beauty, a six-year-old female pit bull type, reportedly suffered “from frostbite and severe emaciation,” officials said. After Pizzaro brought Beauty, who had died, to Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston on February 2, a veterinarian “alert the law enforcement division of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals”, according to the press release. Pizzaro had requested that his dog be cremated, officials said.

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