Wild cat spotted in Long Island neighborhood; police searching for the animal

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Wednesday, July 27, 2022
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Suffolk County Police say a wild cat, possibly a bobcat, was spotted in West Islip, Long Island Tuesday morning. Stacey Sager has the story.

WEST ISLIP, Long Island (WABC) -- Officials on Long Island are searching for a wild cat -- possibly a bobcat -- that's loose in the area.

Suffolk County Police say someone spotted it near Boulevard Avenue in West Islip around 10:40 a.m. on Tuesday.

Officers responded to the location but could not find the animal.

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If anyone sees the wild animal, they are urged to call 911 or the non-emergency police number, 631-852-COPS.

Strong Island Animal Rescue is also urging anyone who sees the animal to call 631-403-0598.

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