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Traps Set for Pack of Wild Dogs

A resident snapped a photo of one of the wild dogs living in the marshlands.
A resident snapped a photo of one of the wild dogs living in the marshlands.

Town of Hempstead Animal Control has set traps for a pack of wild dogs spotted around the Five Towns.

The three or four dogs, which resemble foxes, have ripped up garbages bags and attacked pets, squirrels, rabbits and foxes, according to Guy Bove, animal control supervisor. No humans have reported being attacked.

Bove said that animal control officers have tracked the dogs from the Atlantic Beach Bridge to East Rockaway. They believe the dogs are living on a marshland across a canal at Dolphin Road in Hewlett Neck.

“They’re cautious and conscious of cages,” Bove told a crowd Wednesday at a security meeting hosted by the villages of Hewlett Bay Park, Hewlett Neck, Hewlett Harbor and Woodsburgh. But, he added, “Every animal has a pattern,” and that the traps will work.

A puppy from the pack has already been caught, and Bove said it could be “rehabilitated.” He said he can’t promise anything when it comes to the adult dogs.

Anyone who spots the dogs is asked to call their respective village halls. Animal control can be reached at 516-785-5220 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Rich Tan December 06, 2013 at 08:27 AM
maybe we can use these dogs to rid us of the most annoying and dangerous vermin - geese.
Massa December 08, 2013 at 11:52 AM
Those dogs are the same from Far Rockaway area that have been down is Bayswater and in the marshes for years. They are dangerous. They were pets at one time that were throw out of people's homes over the years. After a while they just pack together with other dogs.

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