From ducklings trapped in storm drains to beached baby seals, Long Island has seen its fair share of animal rescues. Newsday captured 13 unpredictable situations on video as emergency personnel rescued all types of animals, from kittens and dogs to seals and horses.
Alexander Morales of Mastic was on his way to school on June 24, 2015, when he heard a meowing coming from the family's Toyota Sienna minivan. Suffolk County Police Emergency Services jacked up the vehicle and worked under the hood in order to remove the kitten that had gotten stuck.
On June 10, 2015, the Terryville Fire Department rescued a kitten that had gotten trapped in the undercarriage of a resident's Jeep Wrangler. It took the fire department about an hour to rescue the kitten, using a combination of air bags and mechanical tools.
A horse was rescued from a pool in a Bohemia backyard Dec. 11, 2013. It took about 45 minutes for Suffolk County police emergency service officers, Fifth Precinct officers and Town of Islip animal control officers to rescue the horse, who was named Quartermoon.
A young male harbor seal rescued from Dune Road in Westhampton Beach on Jan. 25, 2014, was the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation's first marine animal rescue of the year. The seal arrived in critical condition.
A harbor seal pup was transported to the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation on June 2, 2013, after being rescued by the foundation's personnel at Atlantic Beach.
CHICKS & DUCKLINGS
Twenty-five baby chicks found outside a Hempstead pet store on Jan. 10, 2014, were adopted by a Riverhead 4-H camp.
Eight ducklings were reunited with their mother on June 28, 2015, after venturing into a muddy storm drain in Middle Island, police said.
Eight ducklings were trapped in a storm drain in Holtsville until they were brought to safety by Suffolk County Emergency Services Unit officers on June 26, 2013.
In a theater parking lot, Edwin Andino and his children noticed a mother duck quacking to her babies in a storm drain. Suffolk police and Holtsville firefighters rescued the babies on June 24, 2013.
On Jan. 22, 2015, a lucky dog was reunited with his owner after being rescued by Rockville Centre firefighters from the frigid waters in Hempstead Lake State Park.
A hound mix named DiDi was rescued and revived by firefighters responding to a Deer Park blaze on Nov. 7, 2013. She was taken to Deer Park Animal Hospital for treatment.
A Coast Guard crew from Montauk rescued an ensnared giant sea turtle discovered tangled in a lobster trap line in Fort Pond Bay on June 15, 2015.
A leatherback sea turtle got a lucky assist July 19, 2013, after getting tangled in a lobster buoy about 2 miles off Orient Point.