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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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christine

May god bless you Joey. My rescued girl was last locked in a closet with wire around her muzzle for five day and found barely alive. Through the love and care of others she has made it and you will to. I am loud that my donations will help you. Peace love and long life Joey!

Jennifer Davis

God Bless Joey and the "angels" that are taking care of him! Be very afraid dog thrower, HELL has your name written all over it!

Margie

Lots of prayers,kisses and love to Joey. Lots of pain & misery wished for the bastards/bitches who did this. I think we have our alternative to animal testing right in front of us. When these "people" are found, they should be used in testing, they are not good for anything else anyway. They are worthless pieces of crap.

christine

May god bless you Joey. My rescued girl was last locked in a closet with wire around her muzzle for five day and found barely alive. Through the love and care of others she has made it and you will to. I am loud that my donations will help you. Peace love and long life Joey!

Jacqui

This is one of them most unimaginable things I've ever heard of. And I shouldn't be shocked, but I am. Joey is safe now, and I pray that whoever takes him in, (and I'm sure the line is very long for people who want to care for him) love him as he was meant to be loved. I am glad I donate every monto the the ASPCA, as well as my local no-kill shelter. It's the least I can do.

Sheila

People who mistreat animals and children should get the same treatment they hand out to them. I hope Joey gets well soon.

Chelsea

I never did understand why people would feel so great about themselves causing harm to others, Especially to these innocent little babies that did absolutely nothing wrong. I hope this sweet little angel has a speedy and painless recovery, and that he gets adopted by an amazing family where he will actually know what Love is.

Prayers are coming your way precious!

Dorothy Lancaster

My heart goes out to this sweet little guy. I don't know how anyone can be so cruel as to do this to him but I bless the ones that found him and the vets that are taking care of him and, hopefully, making him well so a wonderful person can adopt him. I would, but my cat is enjoying having me all to himself after losing my sweet little doggie a year ago.

Pat Conrad

I cannot believe that a "person" (if you could call them that) could do that to that poor little puppy. I feel so bad for him. Thank God there was someone who saw this happen and helped the little guy. I hope you find the people responsible for this and punish them to the fullest extent of the law. Even that would be to good for them. I am an avid animal lover and a member of the ASPCA as well as other animal organizations. My prayers are with little Joey and his full recovery and I hope he can get adopted as soon as he is well and has a good life with people that will love him. After all he did not ask to be born and his life in the beginning must have been hell. Thank GOD for the ASPCA and people who donate and care about those less fortunate animals. I have several animals and am always donating to thses organizations even though times are hard. I pray for all these guys every day!

Stuce

What has gone so wrong in this world that people can be this cruel and disgusting? There is absolutely no excuse for this and I hope that whatever terror this person inflicted on this puppy comes back tenfold.

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