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French Toast, a Yorkshire Terrier-Pomeranian mix, was on (Credit: Erin Geismar)

French Toast, a Yorkshire Terrier-Pomeranian mix, was on display at the Long Island Pet Expo. The rescue puppy is up for adoption at Little Shelter in Huntington. (March 6, 2011)

Long Island Pet Expo

Hundreds of animal lovers attended the 2011 Long Island Pet Expo at Suffolk County Community College's Brentwood campus.

Sheri Akers, of Brentwood, watches her son, Joshua,
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Sheri Akers, of Brentwood, watches her son, Joshua, on a pony ride at the Long Island Pet Expo. (March 6, 2011)

Attendees enjoy pony rides at the Long Island
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Attendees enjoy pony rides at the Long Island Pet Expo. (March 6, 2011)

Mikayla Lettich, 8, of Port Jefferson, plays with
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Mikayla Lettich, 8, of Port Jefferson, plays with a puppy up for adoption at the Long Island Pet Expo. (March 6, 2011)

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The Long Island Pet Expo featured live animals
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The Long Island Pet Expo featured live animals as well as vendors selling items for pets and pet owners. (March 6, 2011)

Vasanth Adur, left, holds his daughter, Aryana, as
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Vasanth Adur, left, holds his daughter, Aryana, as she takes a pony ride at the Long Island Pet Expo. (March 6, 2011)

Lorraine DeAngelis of East Rockaway prepares her cat,
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Lorraine DeAngelis of East Rockaway prepares her cat, Kitty Gaga, to be judged in the cat show at the Long Island Pet Expo. (March 6, 2011)

An employee at Rainforest Reptiles Shows introduces the
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

An employee at Rainforest Reptiles Shows introduces the crowd to a snapping turtle at the Long Island Pet Expo. (March 6, 2011)

French Toast, a Yorkshire Terrier-Pomeranian mix, was on
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

French Toast, a Yorkshire Terrier-Pomeranian mix, was on display at the Long Island Pet Expo. The rescue puppy is up for adoption at Little Shelter in Huntington. (March 6, 2011)

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Rainforest Reptiles Shows brought a rare, albino alligator
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Rainforest Reptiles Shows brought a rare, albino alligator to the Long Island Pet Expo. (March 6, 2011)

Alyssa Demino of West Babylon tries to get
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Alyssa Demino of West Babylon tries to get the attention of an albino alligator at the Long Island Pet Expo. (March 6, 2011)

The Gabon Viper, a venemous snake from Africa,
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The Gabon Viper, a venemous snake from Africa, was kept behind glass at the Rainforest Reptiles Shows booth at the Long Island Pet Expo. (March 6, 2011)

Hampsters huddle together at the Green Meadows Farm
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Hampsters huddle together at the Green Meadows Farm petting zoo at the Long Island Pet Expo. (March 6, 2011)

The Green Meadows Farm, based in Floral Park,
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The Green Meadows Farm, based in Floral Park, brought hissing cockroaches to the Long Island Pet Expo, among other animals. (March 6, 2011)

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Leanna Young, 2, of Shirley, prepares to feed
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Leanna Young, 2, of Shirley, prepares to feed a chicken at the Green Meadows Farm petting zoo at the Long Island Pet Expo. (March 6, 2011)

A hampster was brought to the Long Island
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

A hampster was brought to the Long Island Pet Expo by the Green Meadows Farm. (March 6, 2011)

A pair of goats was eager to be
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A pair of goats was eager to be fed at the Long Island Pet Expo. (March 6, 2011)

Toothpaste, an African tortoise, was one of the
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Toothpaste, an African tortoise, was one of the featured animals in the Green Meadows Farm petting zoo at the Long Island Pet Expo. (March 6, 2011)

Rabbits huddle together in the Green Meadows Farm
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Rabbits huddle together in the Green Meadows Farm petting zoo at the Long Island Pet Expo. (March 6, 2011)

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Haley Shon, 12, of Port Jefferson, pets a
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Haley Shon, 12, of Port Jefferson, pets a tortoise at the Green Meadows Farm petting zoo at the Long Island Pet Expo. (March 6, 2011)

A toad from Green Meadows Farm, a Floral-Park
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A toad from Green Meadows Farm, a Floral-Park based petting zoo and animal education program, sits in a petting zoo cage at the Long Island Pet Expo. (March 6, 2011)

An iguana from Green Meadows Farm, a Floral-Park
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An iguana from Green Meadows Farm, a Floral-Park based petting zoo and animal education program, sits in a petting zoo cage at the Long Island Pet Expo. (March 6, 2011)

Henry and Eddie, two dancing Golden Retrievers, rest
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Henry and Eddie, two dancing Golden Retrievers, rest before their show at the Long Island Pet Expo. (March 6, 2011)

Alpacas from Illusion Ranch graze at the Long
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Alpacas from Illusion Ranch graze at the Long Island Pet Expo. (March 6, 2011)

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Sean Cairns, 2, of Holbrook, pets an alpaca
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Sean Cairns, 2, of Holbrook, pets an alpaca from Illusion Ranch at the Long Island Pet Expo. (March 6, 2011)

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