Queenie is out of the hospital and getting better

Not long ago, you read about a Cane Corso named Queenie who was found after being locked in a room for 3 weeks with no food or water.  She was hours from death and her prognosis was poor, but Queenie has proven to be resilient and has just been released from an animal hospital in Long Island where she has been treated.

Queenie had been locked up and denied food by a spiteful ex-husband and it wasn’t until his ex-wife came by the house to pick up some things that she discovered the poor dog and contacted a pet rescue group for help.  The group Guardians of Rescue came to Queenie’s aid immediately, certainly saving her life.  She was incredibly emaciated and did not want to even stand up when she was found, having essentially given up on life.

According to her doctor, Mark Caproso, she has made an incredible recovery considering she lost half her body weight during the ordeal.  Queenie is now going home with Tuncay Adem, who is one of her rescuers.  Adem runs Canine Counsel, a rescue and rehabilitation center for dogs and has been working with dogs since he was 14.  There is no situation he will not take on, and he has traveled across the country to save a dog’s life.

Fortunately for Queenie, she is now is good and loving hands and can look forward to happy days ahead.  Her owner, Michael Faulkner has been charged with animal cruelty.


  1. Anonymous says on  03/05/2013 at 10:18 pm

    Especially happy to see that Queenie is getting another shot at a wonderful life. Equally happy for the animal cruelty charges against the former owner and very much hoping that local laws provide for severe punishment.

  2. Eva says on  03/05/2013 at 11:48 pm

    I agree with Anonymous above. Blessings on all of you who have helped Queenie.

  3. Wing says on  03/06/2013 at 12:12 am

    I worked for a Veterinarian years ago. A man brought in a cat that had tar all over it. He said he thought the cat got into some road tar. He left the cat with the vet to see if he could get the tar off. It couldn’t be shaved off because it was down to the skin. We eventually heard from the wife who said they were in the middle of a divorce and her husband did it to the cat. I think we used vegetable oil to soften the tar and got some of it off. The wife took the poor thing home and continued working with the oil. I thought I had heard just about everything in nasty divorces, but that was bad, and now this poor dog is starved to get even with the wife?!?! What is wrong with people?!?

  4. Anonymous says on  03/06/2013 at 2:10 am

    This past Friday was my Pit/Lab’s 7th birthday. She was an absolute sweetheart and my wife and I planned on taking her and her “brother” out for the traditional birthday cheeseburger. However, she hadn’t been feeling well the past few days, so we took her to the vet on Friday morning. By the time Friday afternoon arrived, we were not celebrating the birthday of our beloved “Chunk”, but comforting her as she was put down due to the ravages of cancer, which had grown and spread quietly throughout her entire body.

    When I read stories like Queenie’s, I feel like taking a baseball bat to the head of the abuser. There is no place on Earth for someone with a mind sick enough to starve a dog to death, especially not out of spite. There is no punishment too harsh for this scumbag and I hope he gets jail time. Then, I hope he has an endless parade of dog-loving inmates visiting his cell to show him another take on the term “bitch”.

    • Anonymous says on  05/02/2013 at 8:25 pm

      So sorry for your loss. We just finished chemo treatments on our Boxer, Zoey Mae. She will be 7 on the 29th of May. I know how hard it is when our pets are sick. I pray and thank God for every day we have Zoey. I agree with you on treating him like a bitch.

  5. Cynthia says on  03/06/2013 at 6:24 pm

    Que maten a ese hijo de su chingada madre, ya basta de gente maldita que maltrata animales; no necesitamos ese tipo de gente en el mundo.

  6. Anonymous says on  04/20/2013 at 5:36 pm

    Wonderful news about Queenie, poor thing. The persons who saved her are so kind,, what you did is fantastic!! The a-hole who did this to her should be locked in a cage for a few years!! with just bread and water!! on second thought ….. skip the bread and water!!!

  7. Anonymous says on  05/01/2013 at 7:27 pm

    Since reading about Queenie awhile back, I have been trying to get an update, I am SOOOO HAPPY to hear that she is doing better. Kudos to all the people involved in helping this beautiful baby !!!

  8. Anonymous says on  06/10/2013 at 10:23 am

    Happy to hear Queenie is doing so well and has now got a good home! Thanks to all of her caregivers … YOU ROCK !!! <3 to Queenie and everyone involved in helping her !!! Hope the MONSTER that locked her up gets maximum jail time, which as far as I'm cocerned wouldn't ever make up for what he did !!! Scum of the earth doesn't deserve a life !!!

  9. Anonymous says on  09/13/2013 at 7:09 pm

    This “michael faulkner” should get the exact same tretment!!!
    He should die though i hate him and his actions !

  10. Anonymous says on  09/13/2013 at 7:13 pm

    I am so content to hear that quennie is better i know that this dog will be better off with the new owners :) i know that this dog has gone through so much , so ishe deserves so much love

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