On Thursday, June 14, 2018, an Islip Terrace woman was charged with animal cruelty.
Carol Diclementi, 55, was charged with animal cruelty for failure to provide proper sustenance to Sunny, her 19-year-old horse.
After an anonymous complaint was filed with the SPCA, Sunny was found living in deplorable conditions and severely emaciated. The horse was surrendered to the Suffolk County SPCA and is now in the care of a veterinarian and on his way to a new life.
Diclementi is scheduled to appear in First District Court in Islip on August 20, 2018
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.