SPCA seeks reimbursement for seized animals in Oxford cruelty case

OXFORD – An Oxford woman accused of not caring for her horse, pony and pig appeared in Town of Oxford Court Monday charged with animal cruelty.



Lida Cassata appeared before Town Justice John Wiedman over the misdemeanor charges without an attorney and requested an adjournment for one week so she could find counsel.

At the Monday hearing the SPCA’s attorney, Michael Ferrarese, who represents the agency on a pro bono basis, asked for a security posting of $2,678 to cover the first 30 days of care for the seized animals.


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