Investigators say animal control officer had 850 snakes

SHIRLEY, N.Y., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- An animal control officer in Brookhaven, N.Y., had 850 live snakes in his garage along with tarantulas and juvenile turtles, officials said Thursday.

New York state holds illegal reptile amnesty day

RIVERHEAD, N.Y., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Authorities in New York state say they will hold an amnesty day for people illegally possessing reptiles and amphibians.

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Alligator found living in NY pond

RONKONKOMA, N.Y., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Seven alligators have been caught on Long Island in New York since the beginning of October, officials said.

Lemonade sales aid goal-killer reward fund

KINGS PARK, N.Y., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Lemonade sales have helped increase to $15,000 the reward for the capture of the killer of a pet goat in New York, officials said.

Reward offered for killer of burned dog

RIVERHEAD, N.Y., July 21 (UPI) -- Investigators in New York state are trying to trace the owner of a pit bull and the person who tied up the animal and set it on fire.

Man faces 19 counts of animal cruelty

NEW YORK, July 9 (UPI) -- A New York beautician has been charged with numerous counts of animal cruelty after 19 cocker spaniels and 200 pounds of their feces was found in his home.

Dangerous loose lizard nabbed in N.Y.

SAYVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Animal control officials in a New York suburb were looking for an out-of-state zoo that wants a dangerous monitor lizard captured under a backyard deck.

Cold-blooded critters left to freeze

NASSAU, N.Y., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- A mobile hospital bus, ambulances and a helicopter, and 30 rescuers made a lightning raid and rescue to save 182 near-frozen reptiles on Long Island, N.Y.

N.Y. cops look for duck torturers

NEW YORK, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- New York authorities are searching for whoever viciously killed nearly 40 friendly ducks on Long Island, the New York Post said Tuesday.

'Tigger' back home, neighbors relieved

RIVERHEAD, N.Y., April 9 (UPI) -- An exotic cat that briefly scared residents of Long Island's Suffolk County is back in his suburban home, the New York Daily News reported Friday.
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