Nassau County Officials Investigate Concerns About Dogs Left Outside

Statement issued after concerns dogs outside Seaford business

Nassau County officials were called to the scene of a closed Seaford business on Tuesday after several residents became concerned about dogs roaming outside the property in frigid temperatures.

Several readers also contacted Patch about the dogs outside the Sunrise Highway business near the Massapequa border.

One resident, who asked not to be named, said that one of the dogs, who appeared to be a guard dog sounded troubled.

"I know he's always there to scare off any wrong doing and I've heard him bark," the resident said.  "But it was a totally different kind of bark today. Like he's saying, 'help me.'"

The Nassau County SPCA and District Attorney's office both investigated and said the owner of the property had been contacted. The dogs had access to a heated area and shelter they said.

But the agencies are also asking residents not to feed the dogs.

"It's never a good idea to feed a dog that's not your own," said Gary Rogers, who said that they could become sick and have digestive problems. Allergies can also be an issue.

A spokesman for the District Attorney's office said that the dogs fought over food they were given and were taken to an animal hospital.

Rogers also warned that tossing blankets to the dogs can also be harmful to them.

Cheap Sam January 08, 2014 at 09:23 AM
Can someone name the business name and location that these dogs were left outside?
Mickey January 08, 2014 at 10:10 AM
Yes... PLEASE!! Maybe a HUGE decline in business due to animal abuse would make them do the right thing for the dogs! How disgusting!! Freezing their dogs... for what?? No one was out and about in that weather anyway!! PLEASE- anyone with info, post it here. No "poster" names need to be listed.
Mickey January 09, 2014 at 10:57 PM
Seaford and Massapequa neighbors... lets keep an eye out at Tires by Tony (near Mario's Pizza) on Sunrise Highway and make sure these dogs are properly cared for during the cold of winter and the heat of summer now that they've been warned!! How these poor dogs must have suffered, left outdoors in the ZERO degree freeze, and it sounds like they had no food or water either! I hope that Tire's by Tony management will NEVER allow that abuse to happen again!! Thank you to the people in the area for being so vigilant and bringing this to the attention of the authorities!! They were helplessly trapped and suffering so badly.
Mickey January 09, 2014 at 10:58 PM
THANK YOU M.D. for sharing that info!
Michael Silverman January 10, 2014 at 06:38 PM
Hi this is tony of tony tire. All the comments above are completely false made by people who don't know any of the facts. My dogs are in a heated doghouse and are fed and cared for everyday. The seventh precient and the animal shelter investigated and found no wrongdoing whatsoever. So next time please get your facts straight before you make up lies and try to damage someone's reputation. I have faithfully served the area for many years and will continue to do so. Thank you.
Cheap Sam January 10, 2014 at 08:54 PM
A post by Tony of "Tires by Tony" under the name of Michael Silverman? Who is Michael Silverman? Please clarify. Thanks.
Cheap Sam January 10, 2014 at 09:15 PM
Thanks for the clarification. Can you also please explain how the dog houses are heated to avoid any speculation? And how are the dogs fed while Tony is closed for vacation. Animal rights people need to know so this matter along with anything else you need to add can be put to rest. Thanks for your response.
Michael Silverman January 10, 2014 at 09:15 PM
I am tony tires son in law. Tony does not have Facebook so used my account. Thank you.
Michael Silverman January 10, 2014 at 09:21 PM
There is a heater in the side of the dog house. Tony's son is there everyday to feed and care for them. These dogs have always been cared for and loved. Any suggestion by others that they are not is careless and false.
Mickey January 11, 2014 at 01:16 AM
Michael, just the fact that they were out in that VERY cold weather with a weakened bark, and then fighting over food- sounds like they must have been quite hungry to FIGHT over it...2 dogs living together otherwise peacefully. I am very happy to hear they are cared for... but it sure sounds like someone was not watching out for them THAT NIGHT. Just hoping it will NEVER happen again. And PLEASE- we are not MAKING UP LIES... we are only going by the facts as they were presented! No one embellished on what was reported. A post like that is very painful to animal lovers.
Joe Mauro January 12, 2014 at 04:30 PM
Get the facts straight ...there are many dog owners that have to separate dogs when they eat it's a known fact..not because they were starving etc...people are very nosy and should mind there own business and get the facts ..
Mickey January 13, 2014 at 12:10 PM
There are a heck of a lot MORE dog owners with more than 1 dog who NEVER have to stop them from fighting over food, because they get fed regularly and sufficiently. I HAVE my facts straight! The DA's office stated above that they fought over the food, and were taken to an Animal Hospital. What FACTS did you miss Joe?
Lorraine DeVita January 13, 2014 at 08:25 PM
If your concerned someone is going to rob the place then spring for a central alarm system. It could also lower your insurance costs which I am pretty sure having a dog or dogs wont do .. Matter of fact IF the neighbors complain about the dogs there is a distinct possibility your insurance rates could go UP considerably.
Joe Mauro January 13, 2014 at 08:59 PM
Your an idiot u missed the facts ..nothing left too say bye bye
Pete Sakes January 14, 2014 at 12:26 PM
I would like to reply to these comments from a place of knowledge, I have been a customer of Tony Tires and have become friendly in the process. I have been there many times and experience the love and care these people have for their dogs. Why do you need to jump to the WRONG conclusion without knowing all the facts? We as a community should be trying to help small businesses stay open, not closing them down with false accusations.
Pete Sakes January 14, 2014 at 12:51 PM
For Mickey, have you ever been to a child's Birthday party with a Piñata filled with candy? Even the most civilized child goes crazy when the candy falls out! It is my understanding that someone dropped food over the fence and the dog (being animals) fought over it! Well the person who dropped the food should be concerned they put the dogs at risk for illness and injury. As for them being outside in the cold, these dogs are use to the cold and had the free will to go into a heated dog house if they wanted. I hope in the future you know all the facts before you try to make false accusation.
Mickey January 14, 2014 at 04:47 PM
So WHO took the dogs to the Animal Hospital? And WHY if they were just fine?? With temperatures so low why weren't the dogs, whom the OWNERS LOVE AND CARE FOR taken to their homes to wait out the blizzard like conditions overnight? How could they knowingly leave their BELOVED DOGS out there fending for themselves in that blizzard? No common sense? Or maybe they just DON'T care that much after all! Regardless, they will probably make sure the dogs are protected now.
Cheap Sam January 14, 2014 at 05:06 PM
Last time I checked, wasn't Tony mainly fixing flat tires and an occasional sale of a set of tires which he doesn't stock and have to be ordered? Any equipment he has is big and bulky and highly unlikely to be stolen. So why the "Guard" dogs in the first place? Please clarify. I'm confused.
Michael Silverman January 15, 2014 at 10:07 AM
Ask Mickey lol. He apparently has all the answers judged By his negative comments on many stories.
Mickey January 15, 2014 at 10:19 AM
Not negative... just watching out for the pups!
Jennifer Silverman January 16, 2014 at 08:21 PM
Hey Mickey STOP PICKING on my dad he takes very good care of the dogs MINE YOUR OWN BUSINESS if you have a problem talk to my dad in person leave my dad alone get your facts straight and actually read the facts not what your theory is bye


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