Reaves, Sally / World of Wildlife Educational Encounters
March 2022 – Sally Reaves, executive director of World of Wildlife Educational Encounters in Marion, faces a misdemeanor charge of failure to provide proper food and drink. More than 800 animals were seized from the World of Wildlife Educational Encounters in Walworth. The animals are mostly rats, rabbits, and other small animals, many of them about to give birth. They were seized and transported to Lollypop Farm as part of an operation involving Human Law Enforcement officers, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The DEC also removed a bobcat, alligator, snakes and hybrid wolves from the property. Reno DiDomenico runs the humane society says they found rats packed into aquariums.Reaves has been ordered to appear in Marion town Court on April 6. Officials with Lollypop Farm said that if convicted, Reaves could face up to a $1,000 fine and/or up to one year in prison.Lollypop is asking for the public’s help to provide the animals with housing, food and medical care. The greatest needs right now are hay, small mammal foods (rodent block and guinea pig pellets), towels and sheets. Tissue boxes and toilet paper tubes are also being requested. A full list of needs can be found here or by visiting your local Pet Supplies Plus.