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SPCA Detectives Charge Friends of Freddie Animal Rescue President with Animal Cruelty

Suffolk County SPCA Detectives have charged the President of Friends of Freddie Animal Rescue with Animal Cruelty on October 15, 2017.

Barbara Sanelli, 60, of Middle Island, NY was charged with multiple counts of animal neglect for failing to provide proper medical care to rescue dogs that were in her care as President of Friends of Freddie Pet Rescue in Middle Island.

Sanelli is due in First District  Court on December 14th,  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. “Protecting Suffolk County’s animals is the only job we do!”


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