After an individual was spotted exhibiting a baby wallaby in Washington Square Park and on a subway earlier this month, Humane Long Island contacted the NYPD Animal Cruelty Investigations Squad, launched an investigation, and set up patrols at the park and on Coney Island. 

After one of our patrols spotted the suspect with the wallaby on the Coney Island boardwalk, the NYPD confiscated the wallaby and brought them to New York Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC). The wallaby was then transferred to the care of our friends at Save The Animals Rescue (STAR) Foundation on Long Island. 

This investigation also resulted in confiscation of a caiman and two pythons who the NYPD discovered during their patrol of the boardwalk.