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Grizzly Discovery Found On Islip Beach


A grizzly discovery was found on an Islip Beach.  On Thursday, June 21, 2018 the Suffolk County SPCA received a call from Suffolk County Police Department that 6 decapitated chickens were left on a beach in Islip. 

The chickens were left in a wicker basket covered with a blue fabric and surrounded with grain, fruit and candles.   Suffolk County SPCA consulted with a renowned expert who confirmed that this is a ritualistic sacrifice or offering to Yemaya, the Goddess of the Ocean and involves dismemberment of chickens.


A one thousand dollar ($1,000) reward is being offered by the Suffolk County SPCA for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for this illegal inhumane act of animal cruelty. 

The Suffolk County SPCA is seeking information from the public about this barbaric act of animal cruelty. 

Chief Gross said that animal cruelty will not be tolerated in Suffolk County.  If you witness any incident of animal cruelty or neglect in Suffolk County please contact the Suffolk County SPCA at (631) 382-7722.  All calls will be kept confidential.  


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The Suffolk County SPCA, established in 1984, is a private, nonprofit, charitable organization and the voice for animals in Suffolk County.  We are not affiliated with, a subdivision of the ASPCA, or funded by any other local, state or national humane organization.  The Suffolk County SPCA is entirely  funded by charitable donations. Please help us to provide a better life for pets and other animals in Suffolk County.


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