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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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Toni M Dukeman

Lots of prayers for Joey's recovery. People are sick!! I pray that whoever did this gets caught and have their neck broken!

Toni M Dukeman

Lots of prayers for Joey's recovery. People are sick!! I pray that whoever did this gets caught and have their neck broken!

Toni M Dukeman

Lots of prayers for Joey's recovery. People are sick!! I pray that whoever did this gets caught and have their neck broken!

nancy

I'm sadden to say that people are so cold hearted and cruel to these beautiful creatures who do nothing but make our lives happy. How could people do such a thing as to hurt an animal so badly, especially a puppy. These people need to be punished because clearly they don't have a heart.

Donna

Hang in there, Joey. Not all humans are this disgusting and stupid. Some of us are really good dog parents. I'll say prayers for you. And hope when these people are found that their punishment should equal yours - put them in a bag and throw them from a fast moving vehicle. See how they like it.

Clint

I can't believe that some people can be that way, especially toward a defenseless puppy. That just confirms my stance that I would rather spend time with most dogs, that most people.

MC

My prayers for you cute Joey that you get well soon!And keeping my fingers crossed that the retarded is arrested ASAP!!!

Gregg

Similar thing happened near Chicago on Mothers Day. We found a kitten on the tollway that had been thrown out of a moving vehicle. I saw him as he was tumbling under an SUV going 70 mph. People ARE just stupid.

Julia

What is wrong with people?! Lots of love and prayers to Joey. Poor little guy.

Jocelyn S. Cadayona

Bless you Joey. Don' t worry GOD will surely punish the beast who did this to you. I hope you will recover fast. God bless the ASCPA!!!

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