Valley Stream, NY
William Pflaum, being duly sworn, deposes and says: This affidavit pertains to any matter related to the stay of the dog Timber at Glencadia Dog Camp. I, the undersigned, William Pflaum, do hereby declare under the penalty of perjury as follows:
The dog Timber, an 11-year old uncastrated pitbull, received excellent and superior care at Glencadia Dog Camp. JoAnn Miller, perhaps formerly of Hollis Queens, likely an alias of Danielle Infantino, a criminal, and her associates as named below who may have contacted the police have made an illegal false report to the police. Danielle Infantino (aka JoAnn Miller) knows with absolute certainty that the care Timber received at Glencadia was of high quality and in no way criminal or in any way actionable under civil law. If she claims that a crime occurred, that is false, as she certainly knows, and therefore illegal. I hereby request the police act accordingly and arrest JoAnn Miller for filing a false report, as explained in detail below. I also call on the legal authorities to arrest JoAnn Miller and possibly her associates for fraud. Please take this sworn affidavit submitted in-person to State Police Trooper Summer as an official request for an investigation of JoAnn Miller and her associates for criminal behavior. Further, Miller and her associates are guilty of violating civil law in the areas of libel and fraud.
JoAnn Miller (aka Danielle Infantino) and her associates as named below are attempting to defraud people of their money. The Timber boarding scheme is part of an attempt con or fraud to derived ill-gotten funds and as such, with lies, false police reports, intentional deception, publishing fake financial instruments, libel, defamation, slander, is part of a pattern of criminal behavior. After failing to defraud me of money, Miller and her associates have published a libelous and false GoFundMe page which has defrauded people of their money through internet payments on false pretenses.
A person claiming to be JoAnn Miller and using telephone number 718-736-3679 contact our chat system (text 518-333-9202 but also accessible by clicking the icon on the glencadia.com website) on Sunday, November 29, 2020. This person said, “Hello. I would like to board Timber long term. I had seen a cost of $500. Please clarify what rate for long-term. I definitely need December 3rd thru January 2nd. Thank you.” Patricia, Glencadia employee, spoke to her on the phone about a possible stay for Timber. Patricia tells me that JoAnn Miller reported that she needed to board Timber for a variety of reasons and was inconsistent about why she needed dog boarding. The woman claiming to be JoAnn Miller also told Patricia that she worked for the NYC Department of Corrections.
NYC Department of Correction 126-01 82nd Ave, Kew Gardens, NY 11415
New York City Correction Department 60 Hudson St # 600 New York, NY 10004
Later this same contact wrote, “Hello, and thank you for your response. With regard to pick up, we live in Springfield Gardens, Queens, NY, 11413. How is the pick up arranged: do all new boarders meet at a common location? I am still not confirmed on what day as yet. Thanks again.”
JoAnn Miller (aka Danielle Infantino) booked a stay at Glencadia for her dog Timber, putting the following information in our reservation system: Ms. JoAnn Miller, 229-19 Merrick Boulevard Suite 347, Laurelton New York 11413 718736367, firstname.lastname@example.org
She also supplied this note: “1034 Arthur Street, Uniondale, NY 11553 for drop off. Timber’s dad is Miles, phone 718.962.5585.” email@example.com
The account also lists the following info:
Timber DOB 5 Aug 2009 Male Pit bull
Rabies Number: 079558 Rabies Date: 17 Jan 2020
Rabies Local: Central Veterinary Associates
Distemper Local: Timber loves to sleep and relax, but he still has a lot of “play” in him. His interactions are best with female dogs similar in size. He mostly prefers to be with humans. It was a pleasure speaking to you. Timber does not always socialize well with other dogs. His response varies depending on gender
Dog Fixed: No
The terms and conditions of this boarding agreement are annexed to this affidavit. Also, payment info. Please note that JoAnn Miller acting as the owner of Timber agreed to the following:
Glencadia Dog Camp accepts no liability for your dog in our care excepting an act of gross negligence. By sending your dog to Glencadia, you waiving your right to sue, with the limited exception above.
Terms and Conditions
You must agree to Glencadia Dog Camp terms and conditions. The venue for any legal action stemming from these terms and conditions is Columbia County New York.
No Aggressive Dogs
Routinely or habitually aggressive dogs are not allowed at Glencadia Dog Camp. If your dog has an aggression issue, you must tell us about his or her behavioral issues.
Definition of Boarding
Boarding means we housed the dog. If we housed the dog for more than eight hours or transported the dog in the van for any distance, we have housed the dog as per the definition and a stay has occurred.
Definition of negligence
The standard of gross negligence is under New York State law and by common agreement here Sommer v. Federal Signal Corp., 79 N.Y.2d 540, 554 (1992).
Timber is an aggressive, sick, 11-year-old uncastrated male pit bull. JoAnn Miller should not have sent him for boarding and should not now be dragging the poor old man from vet to vet in a quest to prolong his life, which is no longer of decent quality. Her lack of concern for other people is compounded by her unkind behavior toward her own dog. On November 30, 2020 JoAnn Miller (annexed) wrote “muzzle him and have him around dogs his size or larger.”
Glencadia employee and driver Domonick Daury picked up Timber outside of Central Veterinary Associates at 73 W Merrick Rd, Valley Stream, NY 11580, USA at 9:43 PM Thursday 3 December 2020.
On Friday, December 4, 2020 Glencadia employee Vernon took three pictures of what appeared to be a tumor on Timber’s side. Vernon used his personal iPhone camera and sent me the pictures later by email.
Photos are annexed to this affidavit. As are clearly visible from these photos, Timber, an 11-year old uncastrated pitbull, had a large tumor when he arrived. The tumor had an opening or slit in the side and was dripping yellow mucus. By knowledge and belief, Vernon and Patricia both contacted JoAnn Miller to ask about the sores and tumors. Other photos of Timber’s are also annexed to this document.
At 1:22 PM Vernon Doyle wrote to JoAnn Miller at the phone number above (text): “Hi Joann I’m reaching out for a little more info on Timber, can you please tell us what’s going on around his stomach area?”
Miler responded: “Hi, he has a cryptorchid, an inverted testicle. It is not painful, but will require a complicated neuter procedure. His Veterinary, Central Veterinary, 73 West Merrick Road, Valley Stream, 11580, just assessed him for surgery.”
Thus, Miller admitted that Timber was in need of surgery prior to his arrival at Glencadia. She added, “He might have had a skin reaction to bring in the cage at Central the majority of the day.”
In other words, he was in the care of the vet prior to his boarding at Glencadia.
Although Glencadia provides social dog boarding Timber could not socialize with any dog at any time. He is an aggressive pitbull. He was lethargic and did not eat well at any time, from day one. On the morning December 10, 2020 Timber’s room was full of diarrhea. He did not eat breakfast. As the day went on, he got worse and seemed to be fading. He could not stand up. Although his shift was over, Vernon took Timber to the vet.
On December 12, 2020, Dr. Bernando Mongil did blood work and gave Timber an exam. By knowledge and belief, these tests showed an ongoing underlying condition causing anemia and possibly fatal, such as cancer or other disorder. Given Timber’s terrible condition, immediate treatment occurred to prevent his imminent death. These services cost $240 and Glencadia Dog Camp paid for these services without any reimbursement from JoAnn Miller. Her contact with Glencadia states:
Customer responsible for vet bills regardless of cause of vet visit.
The vet, by knowledge and belief, informed JoAnn Miller that her dog is in critical condition and that she needed to come get him immediately. She declined to do so.
Vern continued to provide additional medical care in terms of giving Timber medicine for the rest of his stay at no additional cost.
At 6:28 PM on December 10, 2020, I wrote to JoAnn Miller: “Hello Jo Ann. Timber seemed sick today and went to the vet. He had diarreah, didn’t eat breakfast, and was listless. In the afternoon we decided to go the vet. The vet found elevated white blood cells and he’s on anitbiotics. We’ll keep you updated but he does seem a little better this evening. He’s just not doing well. I can put you in touch with the vet for more info and I will email you the receipt with some diagnostic info. Thank you.”
As per reservation, Timber was returned on Thursday 17 December 2020. JoAnn Miller wrote, “Our new address is 1034 Arthur Street, Uniondale, NY 11553. Timber’s dad is Miles, phone 718.962.5585. Please text Miles with updates on his return. Thank you!” Timber was returned to his address on December 17, 2020 at 10:47 PM with phone 718-962-5585, Miles, as contact.
Miller wrote an email on Fri, Dec 18, 2020 at 2:53 PM, annexed to this affidavit. On Sat, Dec 19, 5:16 PM, I wrote: “Hello Jo Ann, Thank you for sending Timber. I personally wasn’t the one who took him to the vet – Vern did that and we have the receipt here. Carmen who works with Dr. Mongil can also speak to you. The condition was rather serious – or so we thought – and we rushed to the vet. He was throwing up and had diarrhea. The condition stabilized after we started the medicine but he never put back on the weight he lost. It seemed like a serious medical problem to me but I’m not sure of the diagnosis if any. I’m glad Timber made it home okay. He also has a large apparently benign tumor when he came – not sure what the story is with that either. We will discuss and contact you again. Thanks.”
After this email, I spoke to the vet, who told me he called JoAnn Miller and told her to come pick up her dog, which she refused to do.
After this, JoAnn Miller seems to have initiated a campaign of internet terror. A key player in this coordinated campaign of slander and libel is Danielle Infantino of Valley Stream, NY. Danielle Infantino may possibly work at Mount Sinai South Nassau as a Patient Care Technician. She is the author of a fundraising page. As of December 29, 2020 at 10:21 this fraudulent campaign has raised $1,467 on false pretenses. The names of the defrauded parties are listed on the link above.
Kay Danner, Rosemarie Londono, and Melissa Tardi have all given Glencadia bad reviews on Google or Facebook and posted false stories using the name that we abused Timber. All of these people are associated with JoAnn Miller.
Internet slander and libel is ongoing. Hundreds of shared stories are circulating. There is no basis to the claim that Timber received anything but superior care in our facility.
Miles Miller admitted that Timber had a pre-existing condition online, then deleted the post, although we have a screen capture. Rosemarie Londono is a primary player in this campaign of lies and fraud.
Significantly, the GoFundMe campaign posts images of vet bills. These vet bills would constitute a false financial instrument, in that they in no way pertain in any way to any abuse. By knowing and falsely labeling these invoices as proof of abuse, the invoices themselves are false financial instruments used to defraud the public of their money on false pretenses.
I would call on the State Police, Central Veterinary Associates, GoFundMe, Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center of Westbury, Mount Sinai South Nassau, and the NYC Department of Corrections to take action to stop this malicious campaign of delamination, fraud, and false police reports by ceasing to allow JoAnn Miller and Danielle Infantino to spread lies on the internet without consequence, to waste police resources, to abuse the generosity of the public on GoFundMe and commit fraud, libel and filing false reports of crimes.
More of Danielle. Give her a wide berth! She’s a con artist and criminal.
And watch out for Miles too.