Video: Animal Abuse activists gives Charlotte a Voice
By Dominick Mezzapesa
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – About 30 activists marched and carried posters just outside state Supreme Court, Tuesday morning, motorists that were driving by, blew their horns in a show of support for animal rights activists rallying against alleged dog-abuser Alsu Ivanchenko.
"Justice for Charlotte" and "Charlotte is Not Trash," proclaimed some other posters, as horns continued to blare up and down the busy street.
Ms. Ivanchenko, 35, of Bay Terrace, is expected to plead guilty to animal-cruelty charges against her, stemming from an incident in September of last year.
Ivanchenko, a Bay Terrace resident is accused of putting her little dog Charlotte in a plastic bag and throwing the defenseless animal out a car window. She left the pooch for dead on a street near the Staten Island Railway tracks, allege prosecutors.
After good Samaritans rescued her, she was taken to the local ASPCA and they renamed her Charlotte, She has since been adopted, renamed "Pip" by her new owner, "Pip" (Charlotte) still has some lingering issues from her brain injury.
During the investigation Ms. Ivanchenko, who assumed the dog was dead when NYPD Detectives came to her house blurted out "This is about the dog isn't?
Recounting a detective's testimony at a pretrial hearing, Garnett said Ms. Ivanchenko initially told cops the dog had been euthanized the dog in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Detectives told her the dog was alive and they showed Ms. Ivanchenko a picture of the dog to prove it. After seeing the photo she gave investigators a written statement admitting the dog was hers and what she had done.
Marissa Arciprete, one of the animal-rights organizer said "We want to be the voice for the defenseless and try to get animal-cruelty laws strengthened and make penalties more severe for people who abuse animals," said went on to say "We don't want animal abusers in our neighborhoods.