The 30-inch, 3-year-old gator was dropped off at a rescue group, which then contacted the SPCA.
Patty Armine of Holbrook said her 16-year-old pug, Bubba, got out of her backyard and was turned over to a pug rescue group, Curly Tail Pug Rescue, which is accusing her of neglecting the dog.
Ziggy, the Shih Tzu-mix that was found abandoned in a house in Lindenhurst last month, has found a forever home.
A dog is recovering after it was brought to a Long Island animal shelter in “horrible condition” last week, the the Suffolk County SPCA said.
Suffolk County SPCA Chief Roy Gross said a witness saw a woman throw a small dog from her car in front of an Exxon gas station on Montauk Highway.
The SPCA is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a new law authorizing municipalities across the state to set tighter regulations on pet dealers.
The female dog had been found in the trash by a local person and was wearing a pink leash and a pink collar, the SPCA said.
The alligator was spotted in a tank Friday when police were in the Islip home on an unrelated matter.
The adult cat was found near the Coastal Gas Station on the William Floyd Parkway in Shirley.
The reward has risen to $5,200 for an arrest and conviction in connection with the slaying of four kittens whose bodies were found at a brake shop on Long Island.
Animal welfare crews rescued a 2-foot alligator from a home in Suffolk County this week.
The ongoing partial government shutdown has meant a halt in inspections for puppy mills and pet dealers, and animal welfare advocates warn this means animals could be put in danger.
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.
Suffolk County police used ropes Monday to pull the bird, possibly and emu, out of the water in Copiague.