Suffolk County SPCA Officers Seize Alligator in Hauppauge
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By Long Island News & PR
Published: January 16 2019
The alligator will be placed with a sanctuary in Massachusetts, officials say.
An alligator was seized from a Hauppauge home by SPCA detectives.
Photo by: Suffolk County SPCA
Hauppauge, NY - January 16, 2019 - On January 16th, the Suffolk County SPCA was contacted by Suffolk County Police Department Detectives who were at a Hauppauge location on an unrelated matter.
Suffolk County SPCA Detectives and the NYS Department of Environment Conservation responded to the location. The SPCA confiscated a 1 foot long alligator from the Hauppauge home.
Alligators are illegal to possess in New York State without a permit. Suffolk SPCA Chief Roy Gross said that alligators are not only illegal, they are dangerous.
The alligator will be placed with a sanctuary in Massachusetts, Gross said.