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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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Nancy

Wow !!!
I couldnt control my tears ....its soo sad to hear and read about all these poor creatures that have to go through all these abuse and tortures!! When is it all going to end ??? My heart and prayers goes to not just JOEY but to all animal that are currently being abused at this very second. Hope they catch the dirtbag and put him/her in jail for a longtime ! May you JOEY recuperate really soon !!!

Candance Brunswick

This has nothing to do with location. If you know anything about
LI the neighborhood of the dumping is NOT wealthy or upper class.
There are psychos everywhere. It has been found that If a person or persons can
Do this to an animal, they are capable of the same heinous acts in humans.
If you want to see cruelty to animals go to the Amish country. When their horse are no more
of use they sell them to slaughter houses .
Regardless our prayers should be for this poor pup.
May the SC SPCA AND PD bring swift justice to the perps and take
proper action NOT a slap on the wrist or community service.
Better yet turn the criminals over to PETA.
God bless Joey.

Dale

Find these stupid and inhumane people, put them into a bag and throw them from an airplane.....

aineonly

may st francis watch over you joey on your road to recovery

AS FOR THE REST OF YOU FOOLS, I JUST HAVE TO WONDER HOW MANY OF YOU WOULD BE WILLING TO SPEND AS MUCH TIME AND ENERGY AS YOU DO HERE LENDING YOUR OPINIONS AND SNYPING AT ONE ANOTHER DOING SOMETHING, ANYTHING TO PREVENT THIS WHOLE SITUATION, NOT JUST FOR JOEY BUT FOR THE HUMANS INVOLVED TOO

stacy

I hope these people who did this get whats coming to them!

Caryn Dahl

Come on , people, snap out of it! Clearly Little Joey is the victim of a psychopath. Trying to politicize this horrific deed by demonizing Long Islanders, children of executives, or anyone else when the monster responsible for this could be anyone is absurd. I do agree that our society is sorely lacking when it comes to the punishment of animal abusers. I recommendwfr,espescially to the poster" who is "not a fan of pit bulls" the book The Lost Dogs" by sportswriter Jim Gorant. It is a well researched ,thoroughly documented. uunbiased account traopof rhe Michael Vick affair. Just for the sake of getting it off my chest, the fact that Vick is making a ton of money with fans wearing his jersey makes me physically ill. Anyone see his performance of agony when he banged his thumb on another player's helmet? Poor baby! Enough about him, prayers to St.Francis to Little Joey and to ASPCA for all your good work.

Dona

Bless his little heart. I hope he has a speedy recovery.

Karoli Clever

May Joey find a loving home, heal, and forget. Hopefully this will show up in media where those individuals will see how disgusted the public is with their actions, and that we do take due course. All my love to Joey.

Debbie Fisher

I'm glad NY is serious about dealing with abusers. In Washoe County, Nv, several neighbors, myself included, have reported the fact that my next-door neighbor is not only abusive to his own animals, but other people's animals and even their children as well. Not only has he not been investigated, but as each of his animals disappears without a trace, he goes out and brings home another animal to victimize. He never has more than one dog and one cat at a time, and in the almost three years that we've been here, he's had three cats, four dogs, and a chicken. The chicken has outlasted all of the other animals.
Calling 911 is useless because they don't consider it serious unless an animal is attacking a person!

My prayers go out to Joey, and that his abuser is brought to justice!

elaine

I hope Joey gets it. Such a sweet little baby. I am so grateful for all those who helped Joey and anyone who can help apprehend the creatures that did this. I challenge you to try throw me out of a moving car, such pathetic cowards and inadequate people. If you are so bad make yourself known. I hope little Joey makes a full recovery and can find a loving home to forget about this heinous act.

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