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Suffolk County SPCA Detectives Charge Mastic Beach Woman With Animal Cruelty

Margalita Estime, 56, was charged for failure to provide sustenance, water, and veterinary care in the death of her dog, officials report.

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Suffolk County SPCA Detectives have charged Margalita Estime of Mastic Beach, 56, with Animal Cruelty.

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Mastic Beach, NY - August 1, 2017 - Suffolk County SPCA Detectives have charged a Mastic Beach woman with Animal Cruelty on July 30, 2017.
Margalita Estime, 56 of Mastic Beach NY was charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty for failure to provide proper sustenance, lack of food, water and veterinary care. On June 30, 2017 the Suffolk County SPCA Detectives conducted an investigation and transported the male dog to a veterinary clinic to determine the cause of death. 
Esteem will appear in First District Court in Central Islip on  October 3rd,  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.