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Long Island Homeowner Turns In 2-Foot Alligator

Animal welfare crews rescued a 2-foot alligator from a home in Suffolk County this week.

10/09/2013

160 puppies arrived in Armonk safely on March 27, 2012 after being rescued from Midwestern puppy mills (credit: CBS 2)

Animal Welfare Advocates: Government Shutdown Has Curbed Puppy Mill Inspections

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.

10/06/2013

Alligator found in Southampton (credit: Suffolk SPCA)

Suffolk County SPCA Holding Reptile Amnesty Day

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.

09/06/2013

An emu at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia.  file/credit: Matt King/Getty Images)

L.I. Police: 200-Pound Pet Bird Rescued From Canal

Suffolk County police used ropes Monday to pull the bird, possibly and emu, out of the water in Copiague.

05/27/2013

A kitten rescued from a home in Central Islip on April 26, 2013 (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Dozens Of Cats Found Living In ‘Deplorable’ Conditions At Central Islip Home

Officials said as many as 50 cats and at least one dog were found living in deplorable conditions at the home on Bayonne Avenue in Central Islip.

04/26/2013

An alligator that was found walking in the parking lot of a Pathmark supermarket in Baldwin, NY on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 (credit: Handout via Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Illegal Reptile Amnesty Day Planned In Suffolk County

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.

04/17/2013

The Suffolk County SPCA rescued a female rose-haired tarantula from a home in Amityville (credit: Suffolk County SPCA)

Suffolk County SPCA Rescues Abandoned Tarantula From Home In Amityville

Police called the SPCA to report that a female rose-haired tarantula had been found in the front of a house on Grand Central Avenue.

04/04/2013

Pit Bull Puppies Found Dumped At Riverhead Animal Hospital (credit: Suffolk SPCA)

Suffolk County SPCA Offers Reward After Two Puppies Were Dumped In Poor Health

The puppies were found on the morning of Dec. 18 in a six-foot-deep window well. SPCA chief Roy Gross said the puppies were near death when they were found.

12/25/2012

Midnight, a 1-year-old mixed breed with a broken femur, was found abandoned on Wednesday, Nov. 21 in a yard in Bellport. (credit: Suffolk County SPCA)

Dog Found Abused, Abandoned In Bellport In Need Of Surgery

The 1-year-old mix-breed pup named Midnight was found abandoned in a yard last Wednesday, officials said.

11/26/2012

A resident and his dog are evacuated from a neighborhood in Little Ferry, New Jersey on October 30, 2012. (Photo credit: MEHDI TAAMALLAH/AFP/Getty Images)

Animal Rescue Groups Helping People & Pets Displaced By Superstorm Sandy

The ASPCA and others have been rescuing animals throughout New York City and in parts of New Jersey that were left behind after their owners were forced to evacuate.

11/05/2012

Alligator found in Shirley shopping center Oct. 7, 2012 (credit: Suffolk SPCA)

Reward Offered After Fifth Abandoned Gator Found Wandering On Long Island

A three-foot-long gator was found inside a container in the parking lot of the Applebees Shopping Center in Shirley on Sunday, according to the Suffolk County SPCA.

10/07/2012

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Officials: Shirley Man Arrested After More Than 20 Dogs Found Living In Horrible Conditions

The animals were living in their own excrement with no food or water and some appeared to be “severely emaciated,” said Roy Gross, Chief of the Suffolk County SPCA.

09/10/2012

Joey the pit bull (credit: Suffolk County SPCA)

Reward Grows In Case Of Pit Bull Puppy Tossed Out Of Moving Car In Brentwood

The 3-month-old pup named Joey was found in a black plastic bag at the closed Pilgrim Psychiatric Center near the Sagtikos Parkway in Brentwood Saturday afternoon.

08/16/2012

Joey the pit bull (credit: Suffolk County SPCA)

Police: Pit Bull Puppy Tossed Out Of Moving Car In Brentwood

Joey suffered a broken neck and had bite wounds on his neck, indicating that he may have been used as bait to train other dogs to fight, Roy Gross, chief of the Suffolk County SPCA said.

08/14/2012

A cooler found in Long Island Sound containing the body of a dog (Credit: Suffolk County SPCA)

SPCA: Dead Dog Found In Cooler Floating In Long Island Sound

The cooler was found around 6:10 p.m. off Sunken Meadow State Park by a patrolling Smithtown Bay Constable boat.

06/22/2012

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