Alsu Ivanchenko, woman accused of abusing puppy, throwing it away in a plastic bag, then buying another for daughter….makes next court appearance Monday

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“Sorry, still not up to my usual fighting spirit, but just got hold of this story, my apologies if it is not in time/date order: Can’t stay on PC long enough due to pain, to establish all facts, but hopefully enough here for people to check out! Perhaps I’m missing something here, but how the hell did that little puppy sustain those injuries???How does a tiny puppy suffer a fractured skull, a fractured femur and brain trauma resulting from blunt force; just from being tossed from a car??? Something is clearly very wrong here, I just hope this women, is never allowed to own dogs of any size, ever again…I feel sorry for the daughter having such a heartless person as a mother! I believe there is a facebook page where you can follow the progress of this innocent sentient baby! A Facebook page titled “Justice for Charlotte! A Rally to Strengthen Animal Abuse Laws” https://www.facebook.com/pages/Charlottes-Place-A-Journey-of-Hope/725691657502254?sk=timeline.

By Maura Grunlund | grunlund@siadvance.com 

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Puppy found in shopping bag with severe injuries Charlotte, a 6-month-old Maltese Shih Tzu, is in critical condition at South Shore Animal Hospital after a group of people found the dog tied up in a shopping bag on South Railroad Avenue in Bay Terrace Friday night. (Photo courtesy of witness) Ryan Lavis | lavis@siadvance.com

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A dog fight between a rescue group and the ASPCA is looming over the care of Charlotte the puppy who was battered, stuffed in a plastic bag and tossed near the railroad tracks in Bay Terrace.

Special Needs Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Northeast (SNARR) is bearing its fangs by hiring an attorney to fight the ASPCA for the custody of Charlotte the 15-week-old puppy who is being treated at an undisclosed medical facility.

“SNARR met with an attorney yesterday and we are actively trying to get Charlotte back to our rescue for the remainder of her care, treatment and rehabilitation,” said a post on the SNARR Facebook Charlotte’s Place–A Journey of Hope” page.

Alsu Ivanchenko, 34, of the 3400 block of Hylan Boulevard is scheduled to appear at Stapleton Criminal Court on Monday in connection with the incident.

SNAAR maintains that since the NYPD has collected evidence and arrested a suspect “there is no need for the city to continue retaining custody of Charlotte. Unfortunately, the city and the ASPCA do not share the same opinion.”

ASPCA employees brought the dog under their care just as doctors on Staten Island prepared for her transfer to SNARR’s animal care facility based in White Plains, N.Y.

Ms. Ivanchenko made her $3,500 bail on Thursday after being  arraigned on Wednesday on one felony count of aggravated cruelty to animals and misdemeanor counts of torturing and injuring animals and abandonment.

Charlotte has a fractured skull, a fractured femur and brain trauma resulting from blunt force impact because of her ordeal. Ms. Ivancheko allegedly admitted in court documents that she couldn’t afford medical treatment for the Maltese-Shih Tzu mix, who she named Snowflake, so she put the little dog in a bag and threw the injured animal from her car onto the side of the road in Bay Terrace on Sept. 12..

Good Samaritans on the night of Sept. 12 found Charlotte clinging to life in a black plastic bag in weeds near the fence outside the Staten Island Railway tracks.

News Link:http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2014/09/dog_fight_looming_over_the_car.html#incart_related_stories

By Eddie DAnna | danna@siadvance.com  Email the author | Follow on Twitter on September 19, 2014 at 12:32 PM, updated September 19, 2014 at 12:37 PM

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The next step in the legal odyssey facing the Bay Terrace woman accused of leaving a critically injured puppy for dead in a plastic bag by the train tracks takes place on Monday.

Alsu Ivanchenko, 34, of the 3400 block of Hylan Boulevard, is due to appear at Stapleton Criminal Court.

She obviously likes to look nice…but doesn’t give a shit about another sentient being who is only months old! How did that puppy sustain those injuries???? Picture by

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Barring a last-minute resolution to the case — which seems extraordinarily unlikely at this juncture — prosecutors and her attorneys will have a conference with the judge and the case will be adjourned until a later date.

The court opens at 9:30 a.m., but it is not known what time her proceeding will take place.

Prosecutors charged Ms. Ivanchenko with a felony count of aggravated cruelty to animals during her arraignment on Wednesday, after she allegedly disposed of her puppy, Snowflake, in a plastic bag in the weeds near the railroad in Bay Terrace, then bought a new dog to replace the pet. She also faces two misdemeanor charges.

Snowflake continues to fight for her life with myriad injuries after good Samaritans happened upon her.

If prosecutors intend to proceed with the felony charge against her, they will present the case to a grand jury.

News Link:-http://www.silive.com/southshore/index.ssf/2014/09/alsu_ivanchenko_woman_accused.html#incart_story_package

Mira Wassef | mwassef@siadvance.com
Email the author | Follow on Twitter  on September 18, 2014 at 4:49 PM, updated September 18, 2014 at 7:06 PM

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A few neighbors in the quiet Bay Terrace community said they didn’t even know Alsu Ivanchenko owned a dog, and were shocked to learn of the horrific accusations against the Russian-born woman.

And now, they don’t want anything to do with her. “I just said ‘hi and bye.’ But I don’t plan on talking to her either,” one neighbor said. “I didn’t even know she had a dog. It’s terrible, disgusting. I love animals. I can’t believe anyone would do anything like that.”

Some residents said the 34-year-old Bay Terrace resident was friendly, but didn’t know her too well. They paint a woman who’s had a rough few months after splitting with her husband, having her home go into foreclosure and now having to fight animal cruelty charges.

Ms. Ivanchenko, according to a person who is friendly with her, separated from her husband, Rusian (Russell) Ivanchenko, a few months ago, and the two had an altercation on July 4th weekend.

The husband, according to court records, has a pending criminal case in Stapleton Criminal Court. He was charged with misdemeanor counts of assault and criminal obstruction of breathing and a lesser count of harassment in connection with a July 4 incident. Ivanchenko is accused of throwing his wife to the ground, kicking her in the the ribs and choking her, according to allegations in court documents.

Ms. Ivanchenko took out a temporary order of protection against her husband, which is in effect until the case is resolved, a criminal court spokesman said.

He is due back in court Oct. 2. He lives in Brooklyn and Ms. Ivanchenko has lived at the home on Hylan Boulevard for nine years and is unemployed, the person who knew her said. The couple shares one daughter, who attends grammar school and is about 8 or 9 years old, the neighbor said.

“I feel bad for the kid,” one neighbor said. “She has a beautiful little child that’s going to suffer.”

Ms. Ivanchenko is accused of severely injuring the 3-month old Maltese Shih Tzu, Charlotte, stuffing her body in a black shopping bag and dumping it by the Bay Terrace railway Friday, police said.

A source with knowledge of the case said she told investigators a different story. Ms. Ivanchenko said she went to Florida for a few days at the end of August, and left the dog with a friend, the source said. When she came back from her trip, she noticed the puppy was acting differently, not eating and wasn’t playful.

She took the dog to Animal Health Veterinary Group in New Dorp where she was told it needs a lot more treatment, the source said. Ms. Ivanchenko paid for the office visit and then got three more opinions on the dog’s condition, but all were too expensive.

“What do you want, my daughter to starve so I can take care of my dog?” the source said Ms. Ivanchenko told police.

She was arrested Tuesday and arraigned on Wednesday evening. Her boyfriend posted the $3,500 bail and she was released early Thursday morning.

“I never really saw the dog. I know her daughter would talk about it,” said one person who knew her but wished to remain anonymous. “I recognized the dog from the pink bow on her head when I saw it online. I couldn’t believe it. I’ve seen her brushing the dog on the porch.”

Ms. Ivanchenko allegedly bought a new dog for her daughter after she disposed of Charlotte’s body Friday, police said. One witness said they saw detectives remove the new puppy from the home. The animal was surrendered to the NYPD and is in the care of ASPCA, a law enforcement source said.

Ms. Ivanchenko declined comment when reached at her home Thursday afternoon.

Email the author | Follow on Twitter on September 17, 2014 at 7:25 PM, updated September 18, 2014 at 8:00 PM

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The Bay Terrace woman accused of maliciously harming and disposing of her helpless puppy later bought a new dog for her daughter, police said.

Puppy thrown out like trash after being abused!!

“She tossed Snowflake like garbage and threw [the dog] out the window, then went out and bought a new puppy,” the prosecution alleged during Alsu Ivanchenko’s arraignment in Criminal Court in Stapleton Wednesday evening. “The defendant has no remorse and no respect for that dog.”

According to the criminal complaint, Ms. Ivanchenko told police, “Just give me my misdemeanor so I can get out of here. It’s just a dog.”

Ms. Ivancheko, 34, allegedly admitted in court documents that she couldn’t afford medical treatment for the 3-month-old Maltese-Shih Tzu mix, who she named Snowflake, so she put the little dog in a bag and threw the injured animal from her car onto the side of the road in Bay Terrace on Friday. “But how did the puppy sustain those injuries??”

The dog was renamed Charlotte after being rescued Friday.

“I was afraid for my daughter to get upset, so I got her a new dog,” Ms. Ivanchenko says in the criminal complaint.

But during court proceedings Wednesday, Ms. Ivanchenko’s lawyer told the judge that the defendant denies she purchased a new puppy.

“She does feel remorse,” the defense attorney told the court.

Ms. Ivanchenko, police said, intentionally injured the animal and abandoned its body beside Bay Terrace Boulevard, at the corner of Hopkins Avenue and South Railroad Avenue.

Dr. Robert Reisman of the ASPCA said he examined Charlotte and determined she had a fractured skull, a fractured femur and brain trauma resulting from blunt force impact, according to court documents.

The prosecution asked for $20,000 bail, and said Ms. Ivanchenko is unemployed and her house is in foreclosure.

Judge Alan J. Meyer set bail at $3,500. A man who identified himself as Ms. Ivanchenko’s friend was attempting to get the cash to bail her out, but it was not clear if she made bail. He declined comment for the story. Ms. Ivanchenko’s attorney also declined comment.

She is charged with aggravated cruelty to animals, a felony, and misdemeanor counts of torturing and injuring animals and abandonment. If convicted on the top count, she faces a maximum sentence of two years in prison.

Ms. Ivanchenko is scheduled to return to court Sept. 22.

News Link:-http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2014/09/bay_terrace_woman_bought_a_new.html#incart_big-photo

 

THE STORY OF CHARLOTTE

By Mira Wassef | mwassef@siadvance.com

By Maura Grunlund | grunlund@siadvance.com 

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on September 17, 2014 at 12:38 PM, updated September 18, 2014 at 9:57 AM Bay Terrace residents paint tough few months for alleged dog abuser Alsu Ivanchenko

The medical team at the Animal Health Veterinary Group recognized Charlotte from previous visits after seeing a picture of the puppy wearing a pink bow that has been making the rounds on the Internet, according to a source with knowledge of the case.

Staff then contacted the NYPD and provided information about the owner and the puppy.

The owner, Alsu Ivanchenko, 34, of Bay Terrace, is scheduled to be arraigned in Stapleton Criminal Court on Wednesday on animal cruelty charges.

The pet, then called Snowflake, was brought to the animal clinic location at 2300 Hylan Boulevard in New Dorp by Ms. Ivanchenko in the mid-afternoon last Friday, the source said.

Charlotte was lying down and unable to stand or walk when seen at the clinic last Friday, the source said. Ms. Ivanchenko offered no explanation to clinic staff about what happened to Charlotte other than to say that the dog was fine before it lied down in that manner three days earlier.

The owner refused medical advice — which was either diagnostics and treatment or humane euthanasia — and left the office, according to the source.

Charlotte was found — battered and barely alive and in a black shopping bag — by Good Samaritans at about 9 p.m. on Friday.

The source added that Charlotte, currently 15 weeks old, was fine when she received her first set of puppy vaccines over the summer.

After Good Samaritans rescued Charlotte, the puppy was initially taken to South Shore Animal Hospital in New Dorp. Charlotte has since been transferred to another undisclosed hospital where she remains in critical condition — but is improving — from injuries that include skull and leg fractures.

News link:-http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2014/09/charlottes_protectors_animal_h.html#incart_most-read

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More News On Brutal Dog Killing Who Was Set On Fire In Sheffield

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“As more gruesome facts are told about the horrific death of a Staffordshire Terrier, tied to a tree & set on fire…people who live near by are expressing their shock at the incident! However, people should be racking their brains trying to remember if they ever saw a dog; matching the description in the area! This is an incident that I feel will only be solved by somebody coming forward with information!”

“If anyone knows who committed this crime, they need to speak up; ASAP! By not saying anything & trying to protect the culprit; they are incriminating themselves, and as such, are as much to blame as the person or persons who inflicted this horrific crime!  Protecting a person like this will only lead to them committing more heinous crimes; so PLEASE anyone who knows anything pertaining to this post; contact the number below! Whoever beat, then burnt this dog alive; is a very unbalanced, dangerous person, probably with psychopathic tendencies…I can not stress how important it is, that they be caught & Justice is served!!” 

SHELL-SHOCKED dad has spoken of his horror at finding the charred body of a beaten dog which had been tied to a tree, its legs broken, and set alight in Sheffield

PC Rachael Drabble and PC Matt Duffy at the scene where a dog was brutally attacked, tied to a tree and burned in Sheffield.

The bloodied remains of the tortured sandy-coloured terrier were found by Lee Booth, aged 43, who reported his horrifying discovery to the RSPCA and South Yorkshire Police. Detectives are today hunting the callous thug who attacked the dog – which officers said would have ‘suffered terribly before dying’.

The young pup was found near allotments, on a path off Manor Laith Road, Skye Edge, Sheffield.

Today father-of-one Lee told The Star: “I rang the RSPCA first of all, but because what had happened to it was criminal I called the police too.

“Its head was totally smashed in and there was blood everywhere. It had also been set on fire.

“It is heartbreaking to think how much that poor dog suffered – the scene was gruesome, there was blood splattered everywhere.

“I also saw an iron bar at the scene and I am wondering if that was used to attack the dog before it was set on fire.

“It is really worrying to think there are people out there who could do something as evil as this.

Matt Duffy, one of four dedicated Dog Legislation Officers with South Yorkshire Police, said he was ‘shocked and appalled’ by the crime.

It’s not a particularly old dog, it was light tan in colour, and it was a non-neutered male,” he said.

“We don’t know whether it was still alive when it was set on fire. Its back legs were broken, and it was tied using green plastic-coated flex, the type you might use in a garden.

“The fire had been started using lots of newspaper.

“We want to hear from anyone with information – anyone who knows of someone with a similar dog, anyone known to have inflicted cruelty on a dog in the past, anyone seen taking lots of paper into this area.

“There is a lot of anger among local people who are shocked anyone could do something so cruel.”

Geraldine Mullen, 47, who walks her own pet dog along the same path, said: “How that poor animal must have suffered does not bear thinking about.

Whoever did this needs help. If they can do this what else are they capable of? They are a danger to society.”

Police are still trying to trace the dog’s owner, and are appealing for witnesses to the attack or anyone with information to come forward.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman confirmed: “Police are appealing for information from the public after the body of a badly beaten and burned dog was found in Sheffield.

“The light-coloured Staffordshire Bull Terrier male dog is believed to have been severely beaten, before being tied to a tree and set on fire.

“Officers believe the dog suffered terribly before dying. “Police want to speak to anyone who may have seen this dog, or who may have lost a dog that fits this description.”

It is thought the attack took place some time in the last week, between last Monday, February 18, and Sunday, February 24.

An RSPCA spokeswoman said: “We are appalled to hear of such a blatant act of animal cruelty on a defenceless animal. “This poor dog is likely to have suffered a painful and horrific death.

“We would urge anyone who has any information to call the police immediately. We are happy to assist the police with this investigation if required.”

Call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident 488 of February 24.

Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 News Link:-http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/dog-beaten-and-set-on-fire-in-sheffield-1-5446004

Other news on this horrific crime:-http://www.sheffieldnewsandsport.com/2013/02/25/yobs-hunted-after-horror-death-of-dog-beaten-and-burned-in-sheffield/

Video:Dog Being Abandoned On Road

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(VIDEO – POSTED ON FACE BOOK & TWITTER – IN CASE THE LINK DOESN’T WORK)

“I found this video on-line, but aside from the date I don’t know anything else. However, Google translated the page from Portuguese to English, so I suppose it could be in Portugal; or it could be that someone from Portugal just reposted it! 

” On Sept. 29, on a dark night, one car is following another, when the car in front starts to break, the following car slows down too; however, the car following has a dash cam on board & captures the whole upsetting scene. The car in front slow’s to a stop, someone gets out with a dog…then precedes to drive off without the dog!!!”

“How utterly F-ing heartbreaking; not ashamed to say I cried. Firstly, if they didn’t want the dog, why not take the dog to a shelter etc.? Secondly, abandoning a dog on a  road (actually looks like a small town, there are houses either side for a short distance) is utterly stupid…obviously the owner had no heart & no brain.

You would think the driver of the car with the dash cam, that caught the distressing scene, would do something, wouldn’t you?  My instinct would have been to get the dog off the road & speed off to catch the car’s registration in front; then go to the police & show them the video…Sadly that’s not what happens?

See for yourself…the video doesn’t need a ‘viewer discretion’ warning…but you may need some tissues..hold & click link below, I  will also post separately to face book & Twitter, just in case some can’t access the video via the link (sorry I couldn’t attach it either).

http://www.anda.jor.br/15/10/2012/video-mostra-cao-sendo-abandonado-no-meio-da-rua

There are some real f-ing shits that live in this world, no compassion or conscience they care about nothing & know one, except themselves, their cars, their possessions etc.” 

“I would rather live in a f-ing shed with my animals & have a heart bursting  full of compassion, empathy & love for all sentient beings; than anything else in the world, thank you! 

“Nothing justifies abandoning an animal to fend for itself; absolutely nothing & no excuses for doing so either!”

However, I am showing it in case anyone recognises the car or the dog. Has a neighbour, who’s dog that looks like the one on the video; i.e. a German Shepherd mix, vanished? Perhaps someone may note the place where it happened, if so, could be that the dog is in the towns animal shelter or that some kind soul offered it a home…I just want to know it’s ok!!

“Which ever is the case, I have been praying very hard that the dog is ok; it would be amazing if someone could tell us how & where the dog is!. The thought of it being hit by a car & laying in a ditch, or starving to death, is just too much to bear; so I’m trying to remain positive…I’m also praying that the car following actually caught up with the car who ditched the dog & got his licence plate for the police! “

Page source:-http://www.anda.jor.br/15/10/2012/video-mostra-cao-sendo-abandonado-no-meio-da-rua

Rescued On A Busy Road After Being Thrown Out, Bridget Needs Your Help

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“Another piece of crap who just couldn’t be arsed to take the poor dog to a shelter…people who do things like this are not fit to wipe the SXXT off shoes or breathe the same air as decent folk…Somebody must recognise Bridget, or at least notice that the dog that used be next door, has gone !! Well I hope whoever ditched Bridget feels good about themselves, they won’t for much longer… because I’m sending my friend ‘KARMA’ over for a little visit; not sure when…hopefully when they least expect it!!”

Imagine driving down a busy road and seeing someone throw litter out the window.  Now imagine that what you are actually  seeing is a live dog, being discarded like a bag of trash.

This is what happened to Bridget, a “happy-go-lucky” beagle mix, Route 53 in Weymouth, MA according to Joanne Mainiero, president of the Massachusetts Humane Society.

Fortunately for Bridget, she has a guardian angel in the form of a good Samaritan who witnessed the event and stopped in time to keep her from being hit by a car.  Bridget is now with the Humane Society, but her story doesn’t end here.   The perky pup has a growth on her leg which must be removed and some other medical issues that must be addressed before before she can put up for adoption.

Bridget – thrown out of moving car like a bag of trash!!

The Humane Society needs help to cover the costs of treating Bridget.  “We d don’t want to give up on her,” Mainiero said. “She’s a great dog. She really is happy.”  As soon as her treatment is complete, she will be fostered until she is ready to be adopted to her forever home.  Bridget was given a remarkable second chance when she was saved by her good Samaritan and is a big step closer to the life she deserves with a loving family.

If you would like to help with Bridget’s expenses, you can make cheques out to Massachusetts Humane Society with “Bridget” in the memo line, and mail them to PO Box 890127, East Weymouth, MA 02189.  For more information about donating or to volunteer to foster Bridget, call 781-335-1300 or send email to masshumane@aol.com.

News Link:http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2012/10/rescued-on-a-busy-road-after-being-tossed-out-bridget-needs-your-help/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LifeWithDogs+%28Life+With+Dogs%29

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