Hauppauge, NY - August 5, 2015 - The Suffolk County SPCA has charged a Hauppauge woman with Animal Cruelty after her horses were found to be emaciated and sick.
Chief Roy Gross said that Helen Malazzo, 61, of Hauppauge, kept three horses at a boarding facility at 193 South Street, Manorville which had no running water on the property. After being examined by a Veterinarian, one of the horses was found to be so sick and emaciated that he wasn't sure it would survive without immediate Veterinary care. The other two horses were also neglected .
Gross said that all three horses were seized by the SPCA and are now in foster care receiving the proper attention. Ms. Malazzo returns to First District Court in Central Islip on October 5th.
Chief Gross is asking the public to help cover the Veterinary care for the three horses by making donations to the Suffolk County SPCA. All donations are tax deductible to the extend permitted by law.
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