Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Wildlife Rehabilitators Bobby and Cathy Horvath May Stay in Long Island Minus Some of Their Animals

 Cathy Horvath of Wildlife In Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation

 From the WINORR Facebook Page..

Bobby Horvath wrote...
We received great news today ! Over the weekend Supervisor Venditto called me at home to discuss the situation and again yesterday as well and finally we were able to meet today to work out a solution. 

We have been granted permission to continue rehabbing wildlife with some adjustments which should benefit everyone involved. We will still be able to work from our home but will also look into alternative sites such as Tackapauasha Museum, our town animal shelter , or any other appropriate location to expand long term . Cathy and I are very happy and look forward to work with our town and all the other agencies we have served over the years. 

We appreciate John Venditto's acknowlegdement of the important work we do and today his actions backed up what he has said to me over the past few days. We want to thank all the people who have publicly supported us starting with Robin Lynn and the petition she started on our behalf . I've never been involved in anything like this before and watched it start out and just grow and gain speed in no time at all. 

Thank you . 

And too all the others who took the time out on our behalf to show your support with an e mail, letter , or phone call including old friends and new, attorneys, rehabbers, rescue groups, and governmental agencies I also thank you . Over the years Ive had more than my share of media coverage but this obviously was not the type of thing I would wish on anyone. 

We are glad its over , just want to be good neighbors and will strive to improve and continue to assist whenever and wherever we can.

 The Oyster Bay town supervisor, John Venditto, was today presented with a petition with over 30,000 signatures in support of  the Horvaths.  The online petition was started by Robin Lynn of New York City's upper Westside, and publicized by many around the world, including those at the chat room of the NYU Hawk Cam, 

From Newsday 
 The rotating roster of animals cared for by wildlife rehabilitators Bobby and Cathy Horvath will still have a home in Nassau County -- but not at the couple's North Massapequa house. 

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto and the Horvaths met Tuesday to discuss the town's animal shelter in Syosset and Nassau County's Tackapausha Museum and Preserve in Seaford as two places where long-term care could be provided for animals.

Venditto said he wants to help the couple "continue the good work they do without being obnoxious and offensive to surrounding residents."

Bobby Horvath, 50, a New York City firefighter, and his wife, Cathy, 53, a veterinary technician, may be able to keep some birds and small mammals at their home on residential North Wyoming Avenue for short-term care.

For more of this story click on the link... http://www.newsday.com/long-island/towns/town-wildlife-rehabilitators-close-to-deal-1.5085883

For the back story...

More posts to come tonight!  

Donegal Browne 
P.S. Found the Red-tailed Hawk Nest I've been looking for! 

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