Comment permalink

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!

Add new comment




I ran out into a busy street in my area of Florida to "retrieve a tiny kitten that had been from a moving car. AQs my foc us was on this "little boy", I did not get the license plate of the car to my regret!!! Now he is 4 years old and a "little terror" who keeps us "on our toes" all the time unless he is sleeping on iyr bed!!!! I thank God for being there that day and aso for his presence in our lives!!!!!


Hang in there will grow up to be sweet and strong.

laura jamed

I hope you have a speedy recovery. That you find a loving caring hone. I just I could wipe all your pain away and make you like new again.


I worked in CPS for many years - people who abuse weaker people ie children and the elderly - have - I can guarantee you - abused animals as well. I don't know when people are going to wake up to the fact that animal abuse should require a sentence as stiff as beating a child. For the most part abusers get a slap on the wrist and are told to not do it again - Our laws need to be changed - people who abuse animals are dangerous people and they should't be running around loose. My prayers to Joey - there is so much love in that little bundle of doggie.


May you find the person that did this for there is way too many shelters that they could have taken this puppy to, no reason for the abuse. Prayers with you Joey in your full recovery may you have no problem finding a loving home to be happy forever.


god please look over joey and make him well and give him a good home

Carol Gillingham

Bless this poor little things heart. I'm glad now he will see & know the other side of humans. I pray that the rest of his days are spent in a loving healthy happy forever home, & this trauma can be forgotten.




Little baby Joey, I pray for your strength to fight and hold on .. I pray little man that the ones who did this horrible violent act to you are cought and punished to the highest extreme ... I pray for a quick recovery and that. Your next family will love you as you need to be ... Hang in there little buddy .. You will be loved the way you deserve to be ..


Poor Puppy! He is so cute!!! This action has no excuse. Hope the monster who did this to Joey gets caught soon!