ASPCA Offers $15,000 Reward in Puppy Cruelty Case

Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 1:15pm
the rescued dog

Photo credit: Heather Walsh

We are devastated to report that a three-month-old Pit Bull puppy named Joey was thrown from a car in Brentwood, Long Island, on Saturday. A witness found the tiny 10-pound pup in a plastic bag near the Sagtikos State Parkway, covered in fleas and crying out for help. Joey suffered three broken vertebrae in his neck and is recovering at the Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island.

The ASPCA is offering a reward of $15,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case. This reward is in addition to a $5,000 reward offered by the Suffolk County SPCA. We are also providing a $10,000 grant to the Veterinary Medical Center to offset some of the costs of treating and caring for Joey.

“We were both outraged and saddened to hear about this disturbing case of violent abuse, and the callousness that was demonstrated by those responsible,” says Matt Bershadker, Senior Vice President of the ASPCA’s Anti-Cruelty Group. “While our ultimate hope is that these types of heinous acts never occur, this is a message that cruelty toward animals will not be tolerated. We are pleased to be in a position to help those who are helping Joey.”

If you have information related to Joey’s case, please contact the Suffolk County SPCA by calling (631) 382-7722.

Animal cruelty is a crime in every state—if you see something, call 911. Please join our battle against animal cruelty today!

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gaby brown

thank you all for helping that poor baby, and i really hope they get that piece of shit.Bless you all.

Angel Mariani

Prayers for this baby!


It's just so sad knowing that there is people out there cold hearted. How can they do such horrible thing to an innocent creature?!? I will be happy if the found the person who did it and put them on jail!!

Susan Aguiar

Anyone that would do that is not worthy of breath. Find those jerks and punish them please. Not a slap on the wrist and a little fine. Make an example of these lowlives.


My prayers to Joey...hope this creep gets caught soon n pay for the cruelty hi has done to poor Joey!!! I hope joey gets better really soon!

Sara Berry

I think this is disgusting and mean. All animals want is someone to take care of them. What did this little guy to deserve this kind od treatment. Spay and neuter your animals people!! There are way to many unwanted animals out there as it is. Hang in there Joey. There is justice for you out there!


please give joey lots of kisses from me and I will pray for him...he is worthy of love and kindness


I adopted a dog - pit bull - who was also thrown from a car. He suffered severe emotional and physical trauma both before and during this event, including broken legs. I love him so much and hope that little Joey finds a home where he will be loved like my Walter is. I will never understand people who do these things to animals. I look at Walter's face and sometimes I still get teary thinking about what he went through. Thank you to those who are helping Joey!!


I Pray that the sorry excuse of a human be found and brought to justice! Baby boy, not all humans are evil, we pray for a full recovery, and that this ANIMAL who did this to you be FOUND and brought to the Strictest of punishment, no mercy! EVIL!


WOW just wow!! cant believe someone would do this. i hope they catch the person who did this. Joey will be in prayers, hope he makes a full recovery!