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Game Farm Announces Adoption Program

MANORVILLE, N.Y. — The Long Island Game Farm has found truth in the statement that with every gray cloud, there is a silver lining. In this case, the cloud is the closing of the Catskill Game Farm. The Catskill attraction, a longtime friend and inspiration of its Long Island counterpart, will be closing its gates after 73 years of operations.

The Catskill Game Farm is currently home to more than 2,000 animals from about 150 species. An auction will be held after the end of the 2006 season, on October 20. While some are concerned about where the animals may end up, the Long Island Game Farm is confident that it can help a few of those animals find safe, happy homes. This is the perfect opportunity for the Long Island Game Farm to find companions for some of their solitary animals.

Considering the costs of purchasing, transporting and maintaining large animals, the Game Farm is asking the public for help in this effort and has launched an animal adoption program.

The Long Island Game Farm’s priority is to find mates for some of their own animals currently living alone, including a cougar, camel and zebra. It is expected that a zebra alone could cost in the area of $5,000. If additional funds are raised, or if the Game Farm cannot acquire one or more of the animals, then others will be purchased or the funds will be used for maintenance of the animals. All donations will be recognized.

For more information about the Long Island Game Farm and its donation program, contact (631) 878-6644 or the website at www.longislandgamefarm.com.

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