After spending six months in prison, the former owner of a pit bull puppy that was found near death in an east Erie basement is speaking out.

Angelique Miles is the former owner of Rocky the pit bull.

 “I took full responsibility for it even though it wasn't my intention to starve no dog," said Miles.  “I feel like I was treated like an animal.

Last April, the Rocky was found locked in a cage in the basement of her home.  When investigators found the dog, they say it was emaciated and covered with sores.

Miles pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of animal cruelty and was sentenced six months in jail.

More than a year later, Miles says she continues to receive death threats.

“I'm still getting threats on Facebook,” said Miles.  “I had hundreds of letters mailed to my house, threatening letters.  My truck was vandalized."

Miles says she's sharing her story after hearing about the case of animal cruelty on Cherry Street.  Last week, 11 dead dogs and four live ones recovered were from a home.   Although charges are on the way, Miles says she's received unfair treatment.

“I was on the news every day until I was sentenced, since they picked the dog up until I got sentenced,” said Miles.  “They flashed me on the news every day like I murdered somebody.  I'm just trying to see, what did I do that they didn't do?"

Miles case was handled by the A.N.N.A. Shelter.  The Cherry Street case is being investigated by the Humane Society of Northwestern PA.  Humane Society Executive Director Nicole Bawol says that charges are going to be filed, but due to the amount of animals involved, it's going to take some time.

Meanwhile, Miles hopes to move on with her life.

"It was never my intention to starve the dog,” said Miles.  “The dog didn't die.  The dog lived.  The dog is famous.  He caught a ball at the Seawolves game.  The dog is doing good."