Private shelters carefully screen animals before they are accepted for adoption.
Any animals with medical or behavioral issues are not accepted.
As a result, the Shelter does not pick up stray cats.The Town does not set a limit to the number of cats a household can own.New York State law dictates that all dogs must be licensed, be current on their rabies vaccinations and leashed when off of their property.The Shelter recommends all dogs and cats be spayed/neutered.All animals that are adoptable or have medical conditions that are treatable, will stay at the animal shelter until they are adopted as long as there is room.
The shelters save rate is about 88% for dogs and 96% for cats.
For full details, contact the Animal Shelter at (631) 643-9270.
All dangerous dog incidents should be recorded with contact information, addresses and phone numbers.
Animals can be brought to the Shelter at those times and proof of residency is required.
The shelter director may decline to euthanize an animal for humane reasons.
If all neighbors communicate and share a common plan to solve the feral cat problem, results will be swifter and tangible.