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Humane Society of Greater Rochester

Rochester Woman Facing Charges of Animal Abuse

Fairport, N.Y. – Humane Law Enforcement Investigators at Lollypop Farm charged Dinisha Chapple (Rochester, NY, 26) with failure to provide sustenance after her dog Izzy was discovered badly matted causing a deep wound and infection.

Izzy, an 8-year-old Yorkshire Terrier, was discovered by a contract electrician on February 11th. He informed the building manager that the small dog was locked in the basement and appeared to be suffering from injuries. The building manager took the dog to Animal Junction Veterinary Clinic where she received treatment.
“The veterinarian who treated Izzy said she was in such bad condition, the matted fur had cut a 1-inch gash into her leg,” says Reno Di Domenico, Vice President for Humane Law Enforcement at Lollypop Farm. “The injury was left untreated, which led to infection and hindered Izzy’s ability to walk.”

Chapple has been ordered to appear in Rochester City Court to face charges of failure to provide sustenance on March 26th at 9:30 a.m. The misdemeanor offense could lead to up to a $1,000 fine and/or up to one year in prison.

Lollypop Farm maintains an SPCA designation and its Humane Law Enforcement Department is charged with investigating and enforcing the animal cruelty laws of New York State. Serving Monroe, Orleans, Livingston, and Genesee counties, Lollypop Farm plays a critical role in addressing animal cruelty in the community. These humane law enforcement officers are certified state peace officers with the authority to make arrests and seize animals being abused or neglected. Lollypop Farm and its Humane Law Enforcement Department receive no tax dollars or government funding.

To report suspected animal cruelty, call the Lollypop Farm Animal Cruelty Hotline at (585) 223-6500 or 911 for immediate life-threatening situations.