SCSPCA, NYS DEC Host Amnesty Day for Illegal, Exotic Animals on Saturday, October 15

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  12. October 2016

Smithtown, NY - October 11, 2016 - The Suffolk County SPCA, in cooperation with NYS Department of Environmental Conservation will be hosting an Amnesty Day for illegally possessed, protected, endangered and threatened animals that require special state DEC and Fish & Wildlife Permits.  Included are dangerous animals, exotics, illegal reptiles, amphibians and mammals. As shown above, some of the dangerous, illegally possessed animals seized by Suffolk County SPCA.  

Suffolk County S.P.C.A.

725 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Bldg. 16
Smithtown, NY
Saturday, October 15, 2016
 from 11 am until 3 pm
"The purpose of this effort is to get these illegally possessed animals into a controlled environment where they can be cared for properly," Gross said. "People who are in possession of these animals unlawfully can turn them in to us without fear of prosecution. No one will be asked to give their name," said Chief Gross.
Trained handlers will be available to accept the unlicensed, exotic/illegal  mammals, reptiles, amphibians from the public.  People are asked  to bring the animals in containers which will be returned on a numbered basis. 

This dangerous,venomous snake bite his owner who had to be transported by helicopter for treatment. 

Any questions, please call Suffolk County SPCA (631) 382-7722 or Dept. of Environmental Conservations (631) 444-0250.

Animals that will be accepted during the program: All reptiles that are venomous

Large Constrictor Snakes listed below
Burmese Python
Reticulated Python
African Rock Python
Green Anaconda
Yellow Anaconda
Australian Amethystine Python  
Indian Python

Large Lizards / Monitors listed below
Asiatic (water) Monitor
Nile Monitor
White Throat Monitor
Black Throat Monitor
Crocodile Monitor
Komodo Dragon

All species and sub-species of Crocodilia (alligators, crocodiles & caimans)

Non-target species
Species that do not require permits, and/or are not threatened or endangered will not be accepted.                                                                                             
Non-target species
Species that do not require permits, and/or are not threatened or endangered will not be accepted.

William J. Linsday Complex is located on the Northeast Corner of Veterans Memorial Highway and Old Willets Path.

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