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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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beth

I hope you find a happy, loving home with someone who knows the true joy of having a canine family member. Pet's and all creatures are man's reminder that God truly loves us.

Becca

I saw this in my email box and thought this was the dog that was on my local news, it was reported that someone had thrown a dog out the window of their car as well. I come here and I am dugusted to find that someone else did this to another dog. Some people have no humanity at all.

Stefanie

Joey, you are in my heart and prayers. Thank you to the ASPCA, Suffold County SPCA and the Veterinary Medical Center for your compassion and dedication to end animal abuse. A special thank you to the lady that found Joey...it's good to know there are still good people out there willing to help an animal in need. As for the individual(s) that are responsible for Joey's suffering...you will get what is coming to you and you will be caught!!!!

Sandra Isoldi

I am proud of being an ASPCA family member! Here in Brazil the most terrible things are done to our pets and the government does nothing to avoid it! The ASPCA attitude demonstrates the meaning of being responsible, of being human, of being THE LAW in force against cruelty. People who does this kind of act deserves jail! And you at least try. Here we can only suffer and cry for our pets... Hundreds of thousands of them... Disgusting...

joyce

PLEASE find that person and throw them out a window.preferably from a skyscraper!!!!!!!!!!
Prayers to Joey.Will he be OK????????????

KAT

I PRAY THE LITTLE GUY RECOVERS FULLY, AND THAT THE MONSTER RESPONSIBLE IS CAUGHT AND GOES TO JAIL FOR A LONG LONG TIME. ANIMAL ABUSE SUCH AS THIS SHOULD BE A FELONY IN EVERY STATE, AND THERE SHOULD BE AN ANIMAL ABUSE REGISTRY JUST AS THERE IS A SEXUAL PREDATORS REGISTRY. TYHEY COM[PRISE THE SICKEST AND MOST DANGEROUS OF VIOLENT OFFENDERS WHO REALLY NEED TO BRE BRANDED ASND MONITORED FOR LIFE. TO PROTECT OUR FAMILIES AND OUR ANIMALS.

Marg Diotte

Just want to say thank God for organizations like yours and for good samaritans that care about all life. Get well soon Joey, and I pray you can forget this nightmare you suffered after you are adopted by a loving home. To the abuser I say, I hope you can do something to atone for the evil act you perpetrated on an innocent animal who only wants to be loved and cared for. If someone knows who may have done this, please report it and I pray you donate the reward money to organizations that help pets in need. God bless, Marg

Zandra Watson

This is awful to hear how anyone can hurt a little puppy or any animal for that fact. I want to do everything I can in my home state and in my neighborhood. I see loose dogs running around in my neighborhood and I wonder how the owners can have such disregard for their own pets. I hope this cruelty will stop and we can gain strength to help our friends even more. Thank you ASPCA for helping to make a difference in our little furry friends lives.

Kristin

I wish I had information to give to those who could prosecute the people that were capable of such cruelty. There isn't anything more loving than a puppy. They are filled with unconditional love. People need to learn to put themselves in the animal's place. Sometimes I am for "an eye for an eye"!

Kristin

I wish I had information to give to those who could prosecute the people that were capable of such cruelty. There isn't anything more loving than a puppy. They are filled with unconditional love. People need to learn to put themselves in the animal's place. Sometimes I am for "an eye for an eye"!

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