Justice for Malnourished Dog Who Jumped from Balcony

Target: Caroline A. Wojtaszek, District Attorney for Niagara County, New York

Goal: Demand the maximum penalty for the woman who allegedly starved her dogs and allowed one to jump from a second-story balcony.

Two malnourished dogs were found in a home in Niagara Falls. Concerned citizens called police after they witnessed one of the dogs jump from a second-story balcony. Demand justice for these innocent dogs.

Officers from the Niagara Falls Police Department responded to the call after a citizen expressed concern for a dog’s welfare. The pit bull, who had reportedly jumped from a second-story balcony, was noted by police to “appear extremely malnourished, very skinny to the point where you could see the dog’s rib cage, spine and hip bones.” Another malnourished pit bull was found inside of the residence.

The pit bulls were taken to the Niagara County SPCA for treatment. Tina Merecki, the dogs’ owner, was charged with two misdemeanor counts of failure to provide proper sustenance to the animals. Sign below and demand that Merecki receive the maximum penalty, if convicted.


Dear District Attorney Wojtaszek,

The Niagara Falls Police Department removed two pit bulls from a local residence after one jumped from a second-story balcony. The dogs appeared extremely malnourished. We demand justice for these innocent dogs.

When an animal control officer visited the two dogs at the Niagara County SPCA, he expressed concern that at least one of the dogs would not recover. It is unreported whether one of the dogs suffered injuries after it jumped from the balcony, but both were so malnourished that their bones showed through their skin. Officers found no dog food during their search of the residence.

This alleged neglect cannot go unpunished. We demand that you seek the maximum penalty in this case.


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  1. starve tina merecki to death for not giving a shit about these great dogs now.

  2. Anne Moeller says:

    Let this IN- humane woman go with OUT food and water for a VERY- VERY long time!

  3. How is CAUSING starvation only a misdemeanor?!!! No sane person withholds the basic requirement of FOOD to a living being and everyone knows starvation is extremely PAINFUL and AGONIZING!! So how is this not abject, WILLFUL and DELIBERATE CRUELTY??!!! These laws, AND their brainless interpretation, need to be overhauled NOW!!

  4. Wendy Morrison says:


  5. Starve or otherwise remove this filth from the planet.

  6. Another pos who doesn’t deserve to live! I’m glad the dogs are safe.

  7. Rosslyn Osborne says:

    Thanks D M: I totally agree, this is stupid! One can’t say they ‘forgot’ to feed them? Good Lord there was no food in the place, both dogs were so malnourished all their bones protruded to the point that the Officers don’t think one will even recover! This didn’t happen over night! How is this not premeditated cruelty causing agony and distress?
    I would like some of these Judges to be put in the place of these suffering animals to get a reality check on what it is like.
    Would they rule the same if it was a small child? I bet not and yet there is not difference in reality, both are dependant, voiceless and innocent.
    Nothing under ten years Jail, and she pays for all medical costs, food and shelter fees until both dogs (hopefully) recover and are re-homed. Then she is never allowed to own or associate with any species of animals again.

  8. Punish this putrid woman to the fullest extent of our completely inadequate animal abuse laws, now! I demand justice for these poor starved dogs!

  9. Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Chain up the bastards who did this & starve them indefinitely❗?
    Signed & shared ?

  10. A cancer curse on this slut of a woman. May her body rot covered in agonising tumors. It’s time punishments fitted the crime were made Law. Public hanging should be brought back, a fitting deterrent.

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