Wallkill Woman Convicted on Multiple Counts of Animal Cruelty
Back in 2012, Sylvia Panetta was charged with a slew of animal cruelty charges, after a complaint to police found she had 70-plus Rottweilers on her property.
Officials told the Times Herald Record several dogs had untreated injuries and many were living outside without proper shelter. Some of the dogs were euthanized others were placed in homes.
According to the Times Herald Record, Panetta was convicted by a jury on eight counts of animal cruelty and 55 counts of providing inadequate shelter, as well as four counts under Wallkill’s town code related to providing inadequate veterinary care to the dogs.
Panetta faces a maximum of two years in jail when she’s sentenced Sept. 4 in Middletown City Court.