Long Beach, NY - October 24, 2014 - A 14-inch American alligator was turned in to Long Beach Animal Control on October 23, 2014.
The alligator and tank was given to the animal control office by an unknown female who only stated that she was moving. Long Beach officials notified the Nassau County SPCA.
The Nassau County SPCA and the New York state Department of Environmental Conservation responded to investigate. The Nassau County SPCA brought the reptile to The Center for Science Teaching and Learning located at Tanglewood Preserve, Rockville Centre, NY,
This is yet another example of illegal alligators being found on Long Island.
Nassau County SPCA officials are very concerned. These alligators are not meant to be pets. They can grow upwards of 10 feet and cause serious bodily harm.
The Nassau County SPCA urges anyone who has information regarding a person in possession of dangerous animals to call 516-THE-SPCA. To Report Animal Cruelty call 516-THE-SPCA, email firstname.lastname@example.org or use our online form.
If are reporting an emergency, or that an animal is it about to be imminently injured or killed, CALL 911 and request immediate police response.
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 in all of its efforts.