Santiago, Joelier A.

 Animal Abuse Registry

Oct 2022 – — Joelier A. Santiago was arraigned in Buffalo City Court on two counts of aggravated cruelty to animals and two counts of overdriving, torturing and injuring animals; failure to provide proper sustenance.

According to the district attorney’s office, a 10-month-old female puppy, died from her injuries and a necropsy determined the cause of death was blunt force trauma caused by excessive force and non-accidental injury. Another 2-month-old male puppy was unresponsive when he was taken to a vet clinic before being transferred to a critical care unit and a veterinarian determined he suffered severe bruising caused by excessive force and non-accidental injury.  Santiago is scheduled to return for a felony hearing and he was released on his own recognizance as the charges are non-qualifying offenses for bail. The judge issued a temporary order that prevents him from owning or caring for any animals while his criminal case remains pending. If convicted of the highest charge, he faces a maximum sentence of four years in prison.

  • Listing ID: 29162
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