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Woman Locked Ailing, Senior Dog Inside Of Filthy Wooden Dog House

Published: December 05, 2020 at 09:25 AM Author: Penny Eims

Glen Cove, New York – A 60-year-old woman in Glen Cove, New York, is accused of locking her senior dog inside of a filthy, wooden dog house. Officers discovered the horrible situation on November 13 after someone reported that a dog was crying in distress.

The authorities have identified Delia Banos as the person who stowed her dog, Lassie, away inside of the feces-filled dog house in her backyard.

After Lassie was rescued, an exam revealed signs of long-term neglect, including: overgrown hair and nails, severe dental disease, four mammary tumors, and a corneal eye ulcer.

Please sign this petition today – Banos must be punished for her cruelty and forbidden from ever owning a pet again!

Officers who responded to a welfare check at Banos’ home discovered a dilapidated dog house with plywood covering the opening. Inside, hidden away in darkness, was Lassie, an elderly dog who was suffering from signs of long-term neglect.

Imagine Lassie’s suffering, loneliness, and fear from being trapped behind the plywood – imagine being stuck inside of a dark box, amidst feces and urine, with no light whatsoever. These miserable conditions were Lassie’s reality and now her owner must pay for the cruelty she inflicted on this innocent dog.

Your signatures (and comments) will help persuade the Nassau County, New York District Attorney that Banos deserves the maximum punishment for her animal cruelty charge.

Note – Lassie was taken to the Glen Cove Animal Shelter for treatment and care.


Long Island Herald

Individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Update September 2021: Animal Victory received the verdict from Glen Cove Court. Delia Banos pled guilty and was sentenced on August 17th. She was charged with misdemeanor neglect of an impounded animal. She has been ordered to pay restitution of $4609.50 and a fine of $250.00. See attached pdf for details.  Although this is a significant amount of money to pay, we are not overwhelmed with joy with the end result. All animal abusers need to be charged with a felony.Glen_Cove_CC_11132020 Verdict for Petition

Update July 29, 2021: Animal Victory has learned that court is scheduled for August 17, 2021 at 11 a.m.

Update June 2021: Animal Victory has learned that court is scheduled for July 13, 2021 at 11 a.m.

Update 01/04/2021: Animal Victory sent 18,110 signatures and comments to District Attorney Alexander Brennan along with our letter of intent for the maximum punishment. Read our letter here.

Update 12/7/2020: Animal Victory has been informed that Lassie is “doing great” since being rescued. She is currently in a foster home recovering from surgeries (she was altered and masses have been removed). One of the masses was cancerous, but it was removed entirely. Lassie is still suffering from eye conditions which will be addressed after she has healed from her surgeries.


Woman Locked Ailing, Senior Dog Inside Of Filthy Wooden Dog House

108 signatures = 1% of goal


108 mauricio carvajal Dec 31, 2021
107 timothy gonsorek Dec 31, 2021
106 Lucy Fontanills Dec 28, 2021
105 Carol Williams We need tougher animal cruelty laws. We are their voice Dec 21, 2021
104 Lisa Rosa- Re Dec 19, 2021
103 Sherri Midkiff Dec 19, 2021
102 Charity Chambers Dec 19, 2021
101 Teresa Thompson POS should be locked up for life! Dec 17, 2021
100 maria miranda Dec 17, 2021
99 Barbara Rademacher Dec 10, 2021
98 Jane Kimmel Dec 09, 2021
97 gaidheal mcintyre lock this scum up Dec 09, 2021
96 Arline Hoskinson Dec 09, 2021
94 Sharon Porter lock her up for the rest of her life. She doesn't deserve to live Dec 08, 2021
93 GERALDINE SMITH Dec 07, 2021
92 Irene Casey Dec 07, 2021
91 Angela Joyner Please convict her. This kind of behavior has to be stopped! Nov 29, 2021
90 corine renquet Nov 23, 2021
89 Vass Carol Nov 22, 2021
88 Maj Ylimys Nov 22, 2021
87 Cindy Roesler Nov 22, 2021
86 Shelley Stevens Nov 22, 2021
85 p p Nov 18, 2021
84 Linda Campbell Nov 18, 2021
83 Oxana Cajan Nov 17, 2021
82 Kris johnson Nov 17, 2021
81 Jane Cherry Horrific! Lock this sick monster up! Nov 16, 2021
80 roland rösner Nov 16, 2021
79 Sara Carmen Nov 12, 2021