Robin L. Mills, 66, of 1420 Richland Ave., Bay Shore, was charged with 22 counts of animal neglect for failure to provide proper sustenance, all misdemeanor charges.
Twenty-one dogs and a parrot were rescued. The dogs were found matted, covered in feces, soaked in urine, Chief Roy Gross of the SPCA said. Some of the dogs were underweight and missing fur.
The Suffolk County SPCA responded to a complaint that the animals were being severely neglected and living in unsanitary, deplorable conditions. The animals were transported to Islip Animal Shelter.
Mills will appear in First District Court in Central Islip on July 13th, 2017. Chief Gross said that animal cruelty will not be tolerated in Suffolk County.
If you witness any incident of animal cruelty or neglect in Suffolk County please contact the Suffolk County SPCA at (631) 382-7722. All calls will be kept confidential.
(LI Pet Lover - May 12, 2017)