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Dr. Christine Asaro operated on a feral cat that was trapped and taken to the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons. It was later released. ARF Hamptons

A dead humpback whale, measuring 26 feet long, washed up about a quarter-mile east of Ditch Plain Beach. The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation was notified of the whale on Monday. Riverhead Foundation
It is unclear what caused the whale's death. Riverhead Foundation

Anna Pump in 1985 Ann Chawtsky

This house on Fowler Beach, listed for $32.5 million with Saunders Real Estate, is one of the hundreds of houses that will be open to the public over Columbus Day weekend. Saunders

A cub was among the many animals the Suffolk S.P.C.A. has taken possession of over the years from private citizens. Suffolk S.P.C.A.
Suffolk S.P.C.A.
Suffolk S.P.C.A.

The Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Southampton Hospital is helping to raise awareness of breast cancer this month and in October. Durell Godfrey

Christine Sampson

The shelves are bare at Waldbaum's in East Hampton, where a sale is under way in anticipation of the store's closing sometime next month. Carissa Katz