Suffolk SPCA chief Roy Gross said the training is crucial, given the spike of reptiles turning up on Long Island.
Animal welfare crews rescued a 2-foot alligator from a home in Suffolk County this week.
The Suffolk County SPCA says owners of illegal pets, such as venomous snakes, constrictors, alligators or other dangerous reptiles, will be able to surrender their animals without a penalty.
It might have been cute when you first got it, but now that snake, lizard, or alligator may be a little to much to handle. If that’s your situation, Saturday is the day for your day.
The Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will be holding an amnesty day later this month, where anyone who is keeping an illegal reptile can turn the animal in, no questions asked.
You don’t have to go to the nearest swamp to find an amazing reptiles. Although you may have to go just a bit off the beaten path to get to some of these exotic enthusiasts, meeting these area experts is well worth the trip. From bearded dragons to lizards, turtles and tortoises, finding the right cold-blooded companion is just a visit away.