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Police: Emaciated dogs found chained to tree

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Police have cited a Long Island woman for allegedly neglecting her two dogs, authorities said.

A Suffolk County cop and an SPCA worker on Wednesday responded to a 911 call to the Deer Park home of Sharon Martinez, 55, where they found two pit bulls, Nina and Papa, severely emaciated and chained to a tree in the back yard, police said.

The officer brought the dogs to an animal hospital in West Islip for treatment and issued a field appearance ticket for severe animal neglect to Martinez.

Nina and Papa are now at an animal shelter in Babylon.

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