Suffolk County SPCA
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.
Suffolk County officials are investigating a “heinous act of animal cruelty” on Long Island.
More than 800 snakes were found Thursday in garages at the home of an animal control officer in Shirely, Long Island, authorities said.
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.
Two severed animal heads were found in Suffolk County on Tuesday, a discovery that anti-cruelty authorities called “deeply disturbing.”
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.
A New York man enjoying his morning cup of coffee Friday stumbled upon four alligators near a Long Island boat ramp.
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.
The Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals found as many as 150 animals living at the home at 71 Lincoln Road last Tuesday.
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.