Suffolk County SPCA Detectives have charged a Lake Ronkonkoma woman with 49 counts of Animal Cruelty on June 20, 2017.
Marilyn Brischler, 62 of 90 Arlington Road, 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. 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.
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