A 2 foot American Alligator was turned over to the Suffolk County SPCA and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Chief Roy Gross of the Suffolk County SPCA said the alligator was given to the SPCA because the owner, who had purchased the alligator out of state, did not have a license to own it in New York State. The reptile will be transported to a licensed wildlife sanctuary .
Anyone who sees an abandoned reptile is asked to call the Suffolk County SPCA at 631-382-7722 or NYS Environmental Conservation at 631-444-0250. All calls will be kept confidential.