To Report Animal Abuse:
Office of DA Rice 516-680-8624
Suffolk SPCA 631-382-7722
Giving up a pet:
Having to relinquish a family pet can be an overwhelming and detrimental experience for both you and your animal. Please exercise all options and explore all resources before deciding to drop your pet off at a municipal shelter.
Get the pet out there! (This works especially well with dogs.) The more the pet is out and about, interacting with people, the more likely he'll charm the right person. Take him on walks, to pet supply stores, to the local park. You can even put a colorful bandana or sign on him that says "Adopt me" or "Looking for a home." Check with your local shelter to see if they have off-site adoption days; if so, they might let you bring your pet.
Be creative, positive and persistent. There are many animals needing homes at any one time, so finding a home can take some work. But, there are good homes out there, so try to maintain a positive attitude. Explore all options you can think of for finding a home - creativity and persistence are usually rewarded.
Remind yourself that you are this pet's best option for finding a new home. You might think shelters or rescue groups would be more adept at placing the pet because we have experience, facilities, screening guidelines, etc. But, an individual, particularly one who knows the animal, can focus all his or her efforts on that pet, provide the most information to prospective adopters, and best determine the appropriateness of a new home. Also, any shelter or sanctuary is stressful for an animal. The shelter setting, no matter how nice, can bring on stress-related problems. Anxiety, aggression, and even illness are common and these natural reactions may make adoption difficult or impossible.
Low Cost Spay And Neuter Organizations
Kent Animal Shelter
2259 River Road, Calverton 631-727-7797
300 Horseblock Road, Brookhaven 631 286 4965
Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue
608 Route 112, Port Jefferson 631-473 6333
Dr. Laura Gay Senk
908 Conklin Street (Rt. 24), Farmingdale 631 694 5454
1500 North Clinton Avenue, Bayshore 631-968-8700
Friends of Animals Spay/Neuter Hotline 1-800-321-PETS
All About Spay Neuter 516-967-4648