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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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bugsy

After hearing about this incident all I can say is,
WHO IS THE ANIMAL HERE!
God please protect Joey and make people kinder to all.

pat k

Joey, you are a fighter....a wonderful forever family is waiting for you!!! Hang in there, you are loved!!!

Liinda C. Lyons

I believe that the person who did this should be treated the same way. Put in a plastic bag, cover them with fleas and toss them out of a moving vehicle and see how it feels. If they survive that then move them straight to prison and they will feel more comfortable.

Dana STeel

Prayers for little Joey and thanks to loving souls caring for him. I hope they get that jerk who did this. Animal abuse ...make it a felony and toss the book at them. Judges need to stop smacking their hands, fine them $50 and releasing to do again. Lock them up and keep them there

Dana STeel

Prayers for little Joey and thanks to loving souls caring for him. I hope they get that jerk who did this. Animal abuse ...make it a felony and toss the book at them. Judges need to stop smacking their hands, fine them $50 and releasing to do again. Lock them up and keep them there

Cynthia McFalls

My prayers are with you Joey and all other abused animals and people in this cruel world. "Abuse an Animal and go to Jail"

Cynthia McFalls

My prayers are with you Joey and all other abused animals and people in this cruel world. "Abuse an Animal and go to Jail"

Brenda

I would love to adopt this little boy and show him that love is what he need and deserves. I signed a petition yesterday trying to make animal cruelty a felony in the state of South Dakota. I sure hope it is in the state this baby is in. Please let me know if you have trouble getting Joey adopted. He is more than welcome in the state of South Dakota. SICK PEOPLE..

Kim

Please contact me when the authorities catch this monster....I would enjoy putting this person in a plastic bag & throwing them out of a car window....then I would take the reward money & donate it to joey so he could recover & find actual animal loving people!!!

Kim

Please contact me when the authorities catch this monster....I would enjoy putting this person in a plastic bag & throwing them out of a car window....then I would take the reward money & donate it to joey so he could recover & find actual animal loving people!!!

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