The Suffolk County SPCA has charged a Huntington Station woman with animal abandonment.
Detectives charged Darcy Beard, 60, with one count of animal abandonment, a misdemeanor. They said she drove to the Dix Hills Animal Hospital when it was closed, dumping Lavender Rose, her 9 year old female, by leaving it in a cat carrier and driving away.
Beard surrendered to SPCA detectives on July 6, and is scheduled to appear in First District Court, Central Islip, on July 26.
If you witness any incident of animal cruelty or neglect in Suffolk Count, contact the Suffolk County SPCA at (631) 382-7722.