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Mangano Appoints Humane Law Enforcement Officer To Help Protect Animals

Dedicated Advocate Gary Rogers to Volunteer Services in Nassau

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced the appointment of Gary Rogers, a Massapequa resident, as the County’s Coordinator for prevention of cruelty to animals. Mr. Rogers’ responsibilities include implementing new programs to prevent cruelty to animals, community education programs, recruiting volunteers for emergency pet shelters during times of natural disaster, spay/neuter programs and animal training for County personnel who often encounter animals.

County Executive Mangano said, “During Hurricane Sandy, Gary Rogers helped operate the Nassau County Emergency Pet Shelter which cared for over 500 animals for over 4 months – thereby allowing pet owners to get back on their feet. Gary has dedicated his life to the protection of animals and his credentials as a humane law enforcement officer will be a great asset to the animals of Nassau County. I am proud to have Gary as part of our administration.”

A highly respected animal advocate, Mr. Rogers received special training in animal cruelty investigations, emergency management, search and rescue, technical animal rescue, emergency large animal rescue, and the handling of exotic animals. For over three decades since he incorporated the Suffolk County SPCA, Gary has dedicated his time to the humane treatment of, and the prevention of cruelty to, animals. Gary has impressive credentials as a humane law enforcement officer in Suffolk County, and recently has joined the Nassau County SPCA. He was instrumental in coordinating the care for the search and rescue dogs after the September 11th attacks on America. After Hurricane Sandy, Mr. Rogers assisted with the care and shelter of 500 displaced pets at the Nassau County Emergency Pet Shelter during a four month period.

Mr. Rogers will volunteer his services to Nassau County free of charge.