SPCA: Mastic Beach Woman Charged With Nearly Starving 14 Week-Old Kitten to Death


Janice Rose Mendonca, 59, will appear in court March 4; the kitten will be put up for adoption, officials report.

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SPCA has charged Janice Rose Mendonca of Mastic Beach, 59, with animal cruelty.

Photo by: Suffolk County SPCA

Mastic Beach, NY - November 29, 2018 - Detectives with the Suffolk County SPCA charged a Mastic Beach woman with animal cruelty on Wednesday, November 28th, 2018.
Janice Rose Mendonca, 59, was charged with cruelty to animals for failure to provide proper sustenance including the lack of veterinary care which nearly caused the death of Prince, her 14 week old male kitten.
Prince is now recuperating and will be available for adoption once he has been rehabilitated.
Mendonca will appear in First District Court in Central Islip is March 4, 2019. 
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.