Contest to Pick Top Pet Photo

Huntington residents are invited to submit pictures of their pets for a photo contest. Legislator Stephanie Bontempi and Town Councilman Sal Ferro are sponsoring the contest. Photos will be judged by senior citizens at the Huntington John J. Flanagan Center. Photos must be submitted to Read More …

Tips to Keep Pets Safe During the Holidays

it is important to remember that many potential hazards face our furry friends during the holidays. Follow some simple precautions to keep your pets safe.  This time of the year can be very exciting yet at the same time very stressful not only for you, but Read More …

Huntington Station Woman Accused of Animal Cruelty

A Huntington Station woman was arrested Wednesday and charged with animal cruelty after Suffolk police said she left her dog alone for several days, leading to its death. Suffolk police said Kiswanda Franklin left her 3-pound Yorkshire Terrier-Maltese mix in a crate between July 14 Read More …

Woman Says Dog Critically Injured in Attack by Park Geese

A Huntington woman said her dog was critically injured last week when it was attacked by geese at Heckscher Park. Writing on Facebook, Donna Greaves said she was walking with her son and her dog on a leash in the town park on Thursday when Read More …

Little Shelter to Celebrate Its 96th Anniversary

The Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center will be hosting a celebration and garden party on April 29 as part of its 96th anniversary. The shelter,  at 33 Warner Road, Huntington, says it has placed thousands of animals with families since Little Shelter opened Read More …

2022: Dogs (And a Few Other Favorites) in the News

Dogs and other animals were our near-constant companion at festivals, parades and other events around Huntington this year. But some other animals also made appearances, winning friends, for the most part, and drawing the attention of kids and adults alike. It wasn’t all fun or Read More …

Hochul Signs Bill Banning Retail Store Sale of Pets

Gov. Kathy Hochul signed legislation Thursday that will prohibit the sale of cats, dogs and rabbits at retail pet stores. The ban on sales will take effect in 2024. Under the law, pet stores will be able to rent their space to shelters for adoptions. Read More …

Holiday Reminder from the Suffolk SPCA

The Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals issued the following reminder about pet safety at the holidays: Things you can do to make Thanksgiving safer for your pet The holiday season is fast approaching. As you prepare for the first family feast Read More …

Dogs Will Get Their Day With Pilot Program at Heckscher Park

New year, new rules: Dogs on leashes will be allowed in several parts of Heckscher Park in a pilot program starting Wednesday. The Town of Huntington has created a 90-day test of whether pets and their owners will be obedient, following the rules that include: Read More …