Suffolk County SPCA Detectives Charge A Lake Ronkonkoma Woman With 49 Counts Of Animal Cruelty

Marilyn Brischler, 62, was found to be keeping 47 cats, 1 turtle and 1 parrot in deplorable conditions, authorities report.

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SCPD have charged Marilyn Brischler, 62, of Lake Ronkonkoma with 49 counts of Animal Cruelty on June 20, 2017.

Photo by: Suffolk County Police Department

Lake Ronkonkoma, NY - June 21, 2017 - Suffolk County SPCA Detectives have charged a Lake Ronkonkoma woman with 49 counts of Animal Cruelty on June 20, 2017.
Marilyn Brischler, 62, of Lake Ronkonkoma, NY was charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty for failure to provide proper sustenance. Many were suffering from health issues. There were 47 cats, 1 turtle and 1 parrot living in deplorable conditions. The house was condemned by the Brookhaven Fire Marshal. The Brookhaven Animal Shelter assisted with the removal of the animals. 

Suffolk County SPCA worker in a hazmat suit working at Marilyn Brischler's Lake Ronkonkoma home. Photo Credit: Suffolk County SPCA
We want to also thank the Lake Ronkonkoma Fire Department, Brookhaven Public Safety, the Brookhaven Fire Marshal and EMTs from Brookhaven.
Brischler will appear in First District Court in Central Islip on  August 22th, 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.