The Town’s Animal Shelter oversees and manages animal control. The Animal Shelter also enforces the Town’s “leash” law.
Hours of Operation
Monday – Saturday – 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday & Holidays Closed
During regular hours, call (516) 677-5784.
After regular business hours, and on Sundays and holidays, residents experiencing animal problems should contact their local police precinct. In an emergency, call 911. They will contact us if they need assistance.
- The Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter. . . a state-of-the-art facility built to house animals in a healthy and nurturing environment.
- The “dog only” kennel areas have oversized cages, sheltered out-door areas, and gabled roofs that let in diffused natural light.
- All dogs have access to large outdoor runs to maintain healthy muscle tone.
- Quarantine cages segregate sick animals from the general population. An in-house infirmary, not open to the public, provides space for treatment of ailing shelter residents.
- Cats brought to the shelter are housed in a sound proof area. This stress-free environment consists of twenty-four cages complete with a skylight above.
- All dogs receive “5 in l” and rabies inoculations and all cats are given “4 in l” inoculations before leaving the shelter.
- The entire Animal Shelter enjoys a complete air filtration system which provides air exchanges every fifteen minutes of every day.
Injured Dogs and Cats
Strays – During business hours residents can make a report to the Animal Shelter. After hours, the police should be notified. Medical attention, if warranted, will be provided by Town-contracted veterinarians.
Owners should call their veterinarian or an Emergency Veterinary Service listed in the telephone book concerning their own dog or cat.
Lost and Found
Lost or found pets or stray dogs should be reported to the Animal Shelter. Anyone interested in adopting a pet should first contact the Animal Shelter. Lists of animals available for adoption are updated at the Shelter.
What is TNR?
The acronym TNR, also known as Trap-Neuter-Return, is a method of humanely trapping feral cats, neutering them, and then returning them to the original environment they were taken from. TNR is widely seen as a more humane and more efficient alternative for animal care and control. The captured feral cats are immediately taken to a veterinary clinic where they are treated by the castration of males and spaying of females. Typical TNR programs generally include vaccinations of certain diseases such as rabies, herpes and calicivirus.
What Are The Benefits of TNR?
- It immediately stabilizes the size of the colony by eliminating the chance of new litters
- Nuisance behavior is reduced, including yowling and fighting that come with mating activity and the odor of spraying males marking their territory
- Lessens the number of kittens and cats flowing into local shelters, which results in lower euthanasia rates
- Allows cats to live out their lives while minimizing a possible negative impact on the cat population near you
Oyster Bay Animal Control TNR Surgical Unit
In an effort to control the population and health of feral cats within the Town of Oyster Bay, the Town has its own Trap-Neuter-Return Program. Supervisor Saladino stated, “With Nassau County being declared a rabies county, these cats pose not only a nuisance, but a public health risk.” With that being told, TNR is the most effective and humane way to deal with these types of issues.
The Town of Oyster Bay Animal Control and Adoption Center, which is located at 150 Miller Place, Syosset is open Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Call 677-5784 for more information, or visit the Town’s Web site at www.oysterbaytown.com.
Special Events / Programs Available
- September is Free Adoption Month!
- Rabies Clinic
- “Seniors for Seniors” Pet Adoption Program
- For information call (516) 677-5784
Personnel are available for Animal Shelter tours and/or speakers for your group. Contact the Animal Shelter between 8 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. for further details.