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If you're a pet owner on Long Island, or you have a passion for animals, you won't want to miss any of the articles and stories from our Pet & Animal Section, which focuses on pet ownership, adoptions, and pet related issues for Long Islanders.

SCPD: Woman Arrested For Abandoning Animals in Her South Huntington Apartment

Suffolk County Police have arrested a woman for abandoning animals in her South Huntington apartment.

This Week's Adorable Adoptables: Meet Buttercup, Nosey and Laya!

There's never a shortage of adorable animals available for adoption on Long Island. This week it's my pleasure to introduce you to Buttercup, Nosey and Laya!

22nd Annual Global Pet Adoption Event Kicks Off 36 Hours of Saving Lives, April 30 through May 1

North Shore Animal League America will open its doors on Saturday, April 30th for Pet Adoptathon® 2016 – sponsored by Purina®. Adopters will have access to over 700 puppies, kittens, dogs and cats to choose from and ...

SCSPCA Assists DEC in Removal of Six Foot Alligator from Medford Home

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation requested the assistance of the Suffolk County SPCA in the removal of a 6 foot long alligator from a Medford home.

DEC Issues Guidance to Homeowners to Avoid Problems With Bears

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today issued guidance on how to prevent negative encounters with black bears. Nearly all negative bear encounters in New York are the result of hungry bears being attracted ...

Centerport United Methodist Church Hosts 3rd Annual Tom Adams Blessing of the Animals

Centerport United Methodist Church will host its 3rd Annual Tom Adams Blessing of the Animals on Saturday, April 23rd at 11:00 am to coincide with the celebration of Earth Day. All are welcome to bring their beloved ...

Meet This Week's Adorable Adoptable: Olympia!

Olympia is a true champion! Read her story and find out how to adopt her today!

Reward Increase to $8K For Information Leading to Arrest in Heinous Case of Dog Found with the Mouth Duct Taped Shut

The ASPCA pledged $5,000 and a Minnesota business added $1,000 to the reward offered by Suffolk County SPCA bringing the reward to $8,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for duct ...

Get Your Hot Dogs Here! Check Out This Week's Adorable Adoptables!!

It’s the week of the Dachshunds at Last Hope Animal Rescue! Head on down and fall in love with Brownie, Wizard and Flamingo!

Coram Woman Charged with Animal Cruelty for Neglecting Her Severely Injured Dog

Suffolk County SPCA officers charged a Coram woman yesterday with Animal Cruelty.

Dog With Muzzle Taped Shut Found in Lindrenhurst, Suffolk SPCA Offers $2k Reward for Info

The Suffolk County SPCA is seeking information from the public to help identify the individual(s) responsible for taping a dog's muzzle shut and abandoning it.

NCSPCA: Cat Shot in Rockville Centre, $5,000 Reward Offered for Information

Nassau County SPCA: Cat Shot in RVC: $5,000.00 Reward being Offered for Information.

This Week's Adorable Adoptables: Meet Lucas and Flamingo!

Look at these adorable faces-such character! Don’t wait- adopt Lucas and Flamingo today!

Legislator Anker Hosts Pet Supply Drive

During the month of March, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker partnered with Long Island Cares to host a pet supply drive at her office in Mount Sinai.

NYS DEC Announces Zero Hunting Fatalities in 2015 Season, The First Year Without a Hunting Fatality Since the 1950s

2015 is the first year in decades without a reported fatality, marks growing trend of improved hunter safety.

This Week's Adorable Adoptables: Meet Freddie, Wizard and Browny!

With 3 handsome fellas all available for adoption this week, how do you choose just one?!

NYS Dept of Health: Rabid Raccoon Reported In Hicksville

The NYS Department of Health reported that a raccoon submitted for analysis has tested positive for rabies.

Bruno, Last Sandy Survivor Dog to be Adopted from Nassau County Emergency Pet Shelter, Celebrates 3 Years with New Family

Today, Monday, March 28th, marks the 3rd anniversary for Bruno, the last dog to leave the Nassau County Emergency Pet Shelter (see story below) that was set up after Hurricane Sandy.

Suffolk County to Increase Rabies Monitoring in Babylon & Huntington Townships

With a recent report of the capture of a rabid raccoon in Nassau County, Suffolk Health Commissioner Dr. James Tomarken announced that he has ordered increased surveillance of raccoons.

NYRA Equine Injury Rate Remains Below National Average For Third Straight Year

The fatality rate at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course was also below the national average as well.
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