Nassau County SPCA Investigating Protected Bird That Was Shot

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SPCA will hold a press conference on Wednesday, May 14.

Valley Stream, NY - May 14, 2014 - Nassau County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NCSPCA) Detective Robert Sowers will join Nassau county law enforcement officials  in a press conference today, Wednesday May 14, 2014 at 2:00pm in Valley Stream They will discuss the shooting of a Black- Crowned Night Heron in Hewlett Bay Park. An adult male while, with his family heard three or four what appeared to him to be gun shots. He looked in the driveway and observed an adult male in the driveway, holding what appeared to be a pistol in his hand and he then saw a large bird fall from the tree. He returned home to drop off his children and called 911. SPCA personnel arrived at the scene and transported the injured bird to Central Veterinary Services 73 W. Merrick Road Valley Stream, New York, a 24 hr. emergency vet in Valley Stream for medical treatment. The Nassau County SPCA has reached out to the Department Of Environmental Conservation and the US Fish & Wildlife Service because this species is protected by state & federal statues and a joint investigation has been started. The bird has undergone surgery and the SPCA is guardedly hopeful that it will recover
 
The Nassau County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is a volunteer animal protection agency specifically authorized to uphold and enforce the state Agriculture & Markets Law, and all other state and local humane laws.  NCSPCA is dedicated to the rescue, care and placement of needy animals. NCSPCA is the only animal protection agency officially designated to operate within the county's borders.  The NCSPCA rescues, rehabilitates and provides care for animals that have been displaced or harmed. With the help of volunteers, law enforcement agents, rescue workers and veterinarians, NCSPCA is able to treat and find permanent homes for animals who have been abandoned, abused or neglected.
 
WHEN:     Today Wednesday, May 14, 2014  at 2:00pm
WHERE:   73 W. Merrick Road Valley Stream, New York
 
About Nassau County SPCA  
Located in Nassau County, New York, The Nassau County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a 501(c) (3), nonprofit organization originally designed to protect animals in the county from abuse and neglect, and to provide basic welfare. We hold special authority to enforce NYS Agriculture & Markets Law, and all other state and local humane laws. We are the only animal protection agency officially designated to operate within the county's borders.The NCSPCA is a volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue, care and placement of needy animals. The Society is run entirely by unpaid volunteers and its operations have been historically funded through contributions solicited from the public and through corporate grants.The NCSPCA receives no public funding, is in no way affiliated with, a subdivision of or funded by any other local, state or national organization and every contribution, large or small, helps to provide the critical care needed to help homeless, abused and neglected animals in Nassau County. The continued success of each program relies entirely on donations. No money given to any other spca organization aids or benefits the NCSPCA. Your generous contribution will help the NCSPCA inall of its efforts.
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