posted on May 09, 2012 17:02
Two Wyoming County SPCA officials have been arrested. Wednesday, Shelter Manger 57-year-old Susan Davila was charged with one count of tampering with physical evidence and 20 counts of animal cruelty and Board President 69-year-old Janet Foisset was charged with one count of tampering with physical evidence.
Senior Investigator with the State Police Ken Dubrinski explains the facility was overcrowded, unsanitary and caretakers failed to provide proper veterinary care.
“In January of 2012 we received a number of complaints regarding the conditions at the WyomingCountySPCA. In February of 2012 we executed search warrants on that location during which time the ErieCountySPCA took in and recorded 515 cats and three dogs,” said Dubrinki.
Dubrinski explains that the women took cats from an Erie County home being investigated by the SPCA of Erie County. The homeowner, Claire Young, was allegedly hoarding cats in Lawtons. He said Davila and Foisset took approximately 200 cats from Young's home and sheltered them in the Wyoming County SPCA to help her avoid charges.
Both women were released and will appear in Attica town Court on May 24th.