Humane Long Island: 100 animals confiscated from North Bellmore home

Animals, including an ostrich, an endangered tiger salamander and a giant African snail, were found in the man's backyard and basement.

News 12 Staff

Jan 25, 2024, 1:10 AM

Updated 180 days ago

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One hundred wild animals were removed from a North Bellmore home Tuesday following a complaint by Humane Long Island.
Humane Long Island says animals, including an ostrich, endangered tiger salamander and a giant African snail, were found in the man's backyard and basement.
They say they also found quail, reptiles, turtles and prairie dogs.
The Department of Environmental Conservation is pressing charges against the man who lives at the home, who was issued 30 violations relating to illegal possession of animals.
The animals are being moved to sanctuaries and rescue groups.


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