Alleged pit bull abuser free on bail

Officials say the woman accused of abandoning her dog for a week and then dropping him down a garbage chute was freed from jail after

EDISON - Officials say the woman accused of abandoning her dog for a week and then dropping him down a garbage chute was freed from jail after she posted her bail.

Kisha Curtis, 27, of Newark, is facing four animal abuse charges after her 1-year-old pet pit bull was found in the trash at her apartment building.

Prosecutors say Curtis left her dog tied to a railing for a week while she was out of the state, then dropped the animal down the garbage chute when she came home.

The dog, whom rescuers have named Patrick, is recovering at a Tinton Falls animal hospital, where caretakers say he's doing "as well as can be expected."

Curtis' bail had been set at $10,000 bond or $1,000 cash. She's due back in court in May.

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