It has come to our attention that some homeowners are trapping and/or killing squirrels. One Middle Village resident is apparently luring neighborhood squirrels into a trap in his backyard. He is either killing them or bringing them to another area.

Dumping a squirrel into another neighborhood is still hurting the animal since squirrels have stashed food supplies for the winter months. It would be difficult for the animal to survive. He may also be removing a mother who could be the sole food supply for her family.

It is illegal to kill squirrels in the City of New York. It is also immoral to hurt these beautiful animals. The ASPCA has been contacted about the matter and has promised to investigate the situation.