State Police arrest two former Wyoming County SPCA officials

May 9, 2012

The former head of the Wyoming County SPCA has been charged with 20 misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals.

Former manager Susan Davila was arrested by state police this morning in the wake of February 15 raids at the Wyoming County facility in Attica and the animal adoption center it ran at the Eastern Hills Mall. More than 300 cats were found in deplorable conditions in the South Creek Road Attica building and some needed emergency medical attention.

Davila and former Board President Janet Foisett are also being charged with felony counts of tampering with evidence. Those charges followed the alleged transfer of around 200 cats from a home under investigation by the SPCA Serving Erie County to the Wyoming County SPCA.

The two women are due in Attica Town Court on May 24.