QUEENS, NY — Long Island City resident Dorian Quezada, 21, was sentenced to one year in jail for animal abuse after throwing his mixed-breed chihuahua out of a third-floor window in August 2016. The man pleaded guilty to aggravated animal cruelty last month and was sentenced by acting Supreme Court Justice Suzanne Melendez on Wednesday.
An eyewitness was walking on 43th Street in Long Island City when he saw something fall from above and heard a loud thud. As he looked up, he saw Quezada pull away from an open window on the top floor of the building. On the ground was a chihuahua yelping in pain with blood oozing out of her mouth.
The little chihuahua proved to be a fighter and recovered from the broken leg and the dislocated ankle she sustained after the fall. The dog was adopted by a loving family in November and is “flourishing,” according to