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Animals Discovered Dead, Abused in Rockville Centre

Faith Ross

Faith Ross, 54, of Rockville Centre.

Town of Hempstead officials allegedly rescued 15 abused animals — 13 dogs and two cats — and discovered 26 animal carcasses at a Rockville Centre residence Friday, the town announced on Saturday.

It was the second such discovery of animal abuse in Rockville Centre in three days.


Twelve dogs and two cats were transported to Hempstead’s Animal Shelter for examination and treatment by a veterinarian, according to town officials. One dog was taken to an animal hospital for emergency care.

“Nothing could prepare our Animal Control Officers for what they found at a filthy house of horrors in Rockville Centre,” said Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray. “They rescued 15 animals from a living hell and braved a stench-filled house strewn with the corpses of 26 animal victims.”

Faith Ross, 54, and Francesca-Marie Maselli, 23, were arrested and charged with aggravated cruelty, according to Rockville Centre Police spokesman Jeff Kluewer.

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