The founder of a group that rescues unwanted horses faces animal cruelty charges for allegedly euthanizing three dogs without a veterinarian's license.
Kanciper denies all the allegations.
Gross said the Suffolk County SPCA initially looked into allegations in December 2009 that horses had been improperly euthanized. Gross said there was no evidence to support that.
Kanciper identifies herself on a website as president of New York Horse Rescue.
Attorney Paul Gianelli said his client is "determined to defend herself vigorously.'' She's due back in court on Sept. 30.