Trial date set for Kisha Curtis in 'Patrick the Dog' case

A trial date has been set for the woman charged with animal cruelty in the "Patrick the Dog" case. Kisha Curtis is accused of tying

Patrick's owner is accused of abandoning the dog when she left the state in 2011.

Patrick's owner is accused of abandoning the dog when she left the state in 2011. (5/25/13)

NEWARK - A trial date has been set for the woman charged with animal cruelty in the "Patrick the Dog" case.

Kisha Curtis, 29, is accused of tying her pit bull Patrick to a railing in her Newark apartment before leaving the state in 2011. The emaciated dog was later found at the bottom of a trash chute.

Curtis' trial begins on July 9. She has denied all the charges and rejected a plea offer.

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