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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.


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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