MANORVILLE, NY (CBSNewYork) – A Manorville, Long Island horse rescuer has been sentenced to three years probation after being found guilty of endangering the welfare of a child.

WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall On The Story

Mona Kanciper was convicted of euthanizing a dog in front of a horseback riding student.

She left the courthouse surrounded by a group of supporters and she did not say a word.

Her attorney, Paul Gianelli, says they’ll be appealing the case.

“To be found guilty of a crime because she had injected a dog with tranquilizers in front of a kid who couldn’t even remember what color the dog’s fur was, is really shocking in my view,” said Gianelli on Tuesday.

The judge also Kanciper cannot have another dog during her probation.

In a statement, Kanciper said she is the victim of hurtful prosecution.

“I think it was like a perfect storm. I think there was an overzealous prosecutor, an overzealous investigation. I think she got caught up in this perfect storm,” said Gianelli.

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