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