ANIMAL CRIME – FIGHTING ANIMAL CRUELTY
PROTECTION & RESCUE
The Nassau County SPCA has an in-house field investigation and response team. These specially trained investigators assist the animal victims of both natural and man-made disasters, abuse and exploitation. The Nassau County SPCA holds special authority to enforce NYS Agriculture & Markets Law, and all other state and local humane laws. The team works around the clock with emergency responders, humane associations and local shelters to rescue animals from life-threatening situations and to provide them with immediate and often life-saving care.
The Nassau County SPCA carries out in-depth, investigations of animals that have been reported as abused and pursues penalties for criminal action when warranted.
The Nassau County SPCA conducts interventions for unusually large numbers of pets kept in unlawful enclosures and private homes where intervention can be critical to ensure that animals get adequate food, water, sanitation, shelter and veterinary care.
The Nassau County SPCA works to eliminate sport, entertainment and gambling that involves violence towards and among animals.
PET STORE INSPECTIONS
The Nassau County SPCA conducts investigations of local pet stores and similar operations, rescuing countless animals from appalling conditions.
EMERGENCIES & DISASTERS
The Nassau County SPCA provides emergency support to animals who are victims of natural or catastrophic events.