LI Mom, Daughter Plead Guilty to Animal Neglect

A mother and daughter on Long Island are headed to jail for neglecting dozens of animals.

Faith Ross and her daughter Francesca Maselli ran into trouble in January when police investigating a bad stench found 26 dead pets in their Rockville Centre home. Newsday reports that the corpses included dogs, cats, lizards and ferrets.

Nassau County prosecutors say Ross pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges and will serve six months behind bars. She is 54.

Her 23-year-old daughter will serve 60 days.

In a separate Long Island case, the Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to animals brought charges this week against a 23-year-old Shirley man after investigators found dead pets and more than 70 neglected animals living in his home, including a pig and a calf.

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