(East Farmingdale, NY)- Several birds were abandoned on Northern State Parkway over the weekend. Officials say on Saturday March 20th at approximately 12:15 pm, an animal rescuer was driving eastbound on the Northern State Pkwy just past exit 40 (route 110) and saw a man in a silver SUV, possibly a Nissan Pathfinder walking from his car to the woods with a cage in his hand. When police officers arrived, they found a bird cage with its top off and reported hearing birds “screaming” in distress. Rescuers spent two hours trying to gather and help the birds, which were described as Love Birds and Parrots. Five birds were rescued, one bird was struck by a passing vehicle on the parkway. The SPCA is offering a $2,000 dollar reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for abandoning the birds. Anyone with information is asked to call the Suffolk County SPCA at 631-382-7722.
Photo: Love Birds and a Parrot rescued from the Northern State Parkway on Saturday, March 20, 2021. Photo from Suffolk County SPCA