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Hempstead woman charged with animal cruelty, Nassau police say

Louise Hanif, 56, of Hempstead, was arraigned on

Louise Hanif, 56, of Hempstead, was arraigned on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, on misdemeanor charges of violating state law dealing with cruelty to animals. She had been arrested Monday after two of her dogs were found in heat distress on the balcony of her residence. Photo Credit: NCPD

A Hempstead woman has been charged with abusing her two small dogs — one of which died — by leaving them on the balcony of her apartment building without any shade, Nassau County police said Friday.

Hempstead Village police went to a Clinton Street address about 11 a.m. Monday in response to a report of a dog with possible heat exposure, Nassau police said in a news release.

The village officers gained access to the balcony through an adjacent apartment, police said. One of the dogs died at the scene and the other was taken for treatment at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter, police said.

“The animals were left in full sun exposure with no shade or means of entrance into the apartment,” the news release said.

It was not known how long the dogs had been on the balcony, police said. Nassau County was experiencing hot days at the time, with the temperature hitting 97 on Sunday and reaching 90 at 1 p.m. Monday, just two hours after the dogs were found.

The owner of the dogs, Louise Hanif, 56, was arraigned Friday in First District Court in Hempstead on misdemeanor charges of violating state law dealing with cruelty to animals.

A prosecutor said the body temperature of the dog that died was 107 degrees, News 12 Long Island reported.

Hanif was released on her own recognizance after her lawyer told the court his client had a steady job as a data recorder in a Queens County court clerk’s office, News 12 reported.

A Hempstead woman has been charged with abusing her two small dogs — one of whom died — by leaving them on the balcony of her apartment building without any shade, Nassau County police said yesterday.

Hempstead Village police went to 135 Clinton St. about 11 a.m. Monday in response to a report of a dog with possible heat exposure, Nassau police said in a news release.

The village officers gained access to the balcony through an adjacent apartment, police said. One of the dogs died at the scene and the other was taken for treatment at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter, police said.

“The animals were left in full sun exposure with no shade or means of entrance into the apartment,” the release said.

It was not known how long the dogs had been on the balcony, police said. Nassau County was experiencing hot days at the time, with the temperature hitting 97 on Sunday and reaching 90 at 1 p.m. Monday, just two hours after the dogs were found.

The owner of the dogs, Louise Hanif, 56, was arraigned yesterday in First District Court in Hempstead on misdemeanor charges of violating state law dealing with cruelty to animals.

A prosecutor said the body temperature of the dog that died was 107 degrees, News 12 Long Island reported.

Hanif was released on her own recognizance.

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