|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||March 02, 2014 11:10 AM|
Location: Santa's Land in Putney
Investigating Deputies: Corporal Melissa Martin, Deputy Trevor Dickerman
Accused: Brian Deistler 24, and Lillian Billewicz 55
City & State of Residence: Westminster, Vermont
Charges: Cruelty to Animals
On March 1, 2014, The Windham County Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant at Santa's Land as part of an investigation regarding several deceased animals and suspected neglect of animals housed at the theme park. Based on the results of the search, Deistler and Billewicz were cited for cruelty to animals. The town of Putney animal control officer, Henry Farnum, is assisting with the investigation, which is still ongoing. If anyone has information regarding the well-being of the animals at Santa's Land please do not hesitate to contact Corporal Melissa Martin at 802-365-4942.
Court Date: April 29th, 2014