Suffolk County SPCA Charges Nesconset Woman With Animal Cruelty After Allegedly Starving 9 Horses

Vanessa Costello, 29, of Nesconset, NY was charged for failure to provide proper sustenance including veterinary care to 9 horses.

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SPCA Detectives have charged Vanessa Costello of Nesconset, 29, with 9 counts of Animal Cruelty.

Photo by: Suffolk County Police Department

Nesconset, NY - July 3, 2017 - Suffolk County SPCA Detectives have charged a Nesconset woman with 9 counts of Animal Cruelty on June 30, 2017 
 
Vanessa Costello, 29, of Nesconset, NY was charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty for failure to provide proper sustenance including veterinary care. The horses were being boarded in Bohemia. Many were suffering from health issues and were emaciated. 
 

Many of Vanessa Costello's horses were suffering from health issues and were emaciated. Photo Credit: SPCA
 
The 9 horses are presently being cared for at a local stable and are receiving the much needed care. Anyone interested in contributing towards feed please contact Neptune Feed, 631-369-0965, 4195 Middle Country Rd. Calverton
 

Costello was charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty for failure to provide proper sustenance including veterinary care. Photo Credit: SPCA
 
If you are interested in donating for veterinary care please send donations to the Suffolk County SPCA, P.O. Box 6100, Hauppauge, NY 11788-0099 and specify for these specific horses. All donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. 
 
Costello will appear in First District Court in Central Islip on August 31th, 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.
 
A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.