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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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Lisa

Prayers for Joey and hopefully justice for the person that is so heartless.

Ron Verrazzani

Aside from the fact that whoever is responsible for this should be placed in a plastic bag and thrown out of a car themselves, my concern is focused mainly on this poor, little pup who only knows how to give love. I know he's in good hands now and pray that he will recover completely, forget this horrible event in his young life and find a loving home where he can be kept safe and know that most humans are kind and loving. A kiss on your litle snoot, Joey. You will be fine and happy soon.

Lisa

Prayers for Joey and hopefully justice for the person that is so heartless.

RedSonia

Such cruelity Man is the most cruel in the world - so sad

RENEE

THIS IS SO VERY SAD, SO SAD THAT WE CARE SO LITTLE FOR HELPLESS CREATURES AND EVEN GROWN ONES. WOW, JUST MAKES ME ILL THAT PEOPLE ARE SO CRUEL!! GOOD LUCK JOEY!!!!!

RedSonia

Such cruelity Man is the most cruel in the world - so sad

Vickey Hardrick

It was sad to hear about this animal abuse. Thank God Joey is going to heal. We the ppl need to demand our government make stiffer laws to protect our animals from this kind of abuse.

shirley

After all these years of living it never ceases to amaze me on the state of humanity. We as humans do not take care of all living creatures, we abuse them the environment they live in and we call ourselves civilized . We need to evolve to understand all living things need love and compassion.I hope Joey and all other animals who are daily abused in this society find some solace in the arms of those who do care,

RON

THESE KIND OF PEOPLE SHOULD FIND A VIOLENT DEATH WAITING FOR THEM

Jess

Get well soon Joey! Praying for you!!

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