February 25, 2015

UPDATE: Dog Left to Starve to Death in Suitcase Shows Signs of Recovery, ASPCA Offers $20,000 Reward for Information

Update: We appreciate the outpouring of support and inquiries about this dog, now named Fraggle (pictured right). Fraggle was in very serious condition when he came to us, and ongoing, life-saving medical treatment was necessary to address his extreme malnutrition and several other issues that arose from his compromised health. Progress has been slow, but Fraggle is showing signs of recovery at the ASPCA Animal Hospital He has begun to eat on his own and can even walk short distances unaided. The ASPCA is still offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case, in addition to the $2,000 being offered by NYPD Crime Stoppers. Anyone with information is asked to contact the NYPD Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-577-TIPS or going online to submit a tip to Crime Stoppers’ website. NYPD Crime Stoppers accepts anonymous tips.

This post was originally published on January 26, 2015.

UPDATE: Dog Left to Starve to Death in Suitcase Shows Signs of Recovery, ASPCA Offers $20,000 Reward for Information

Last week, a malnourished pit bull mix was found zipped inside a suitcase in the south Bronx by New York City Police Department (NYPD) officers. Thanks to a generous benefactor, the ASPCA is able to offer a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this horrific cruelty case.

The approximately three-year-old male dog was abandoned behind a housing complex. The NYPD transferred the dog to the care of the ASPCA. He is currently being examined for evidence and receiving life-saving medical treatment.

If you have information about this case, please contact the NYPD Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-577-TIPS or going online to submit a tip to via Crime Stoppers' website. NYPD Crime Stoppers accepts anonymous tips.

We encourage New York City residents to call 311 to report suspected animal abuse and to call 911 to report crimes in progress. To learn more about the ASPCA’s work to end animal suffering, please visit our Fight Cruelty section.

New York City Dog Left to Starve to Death in Suitcase: ASPCA Offers $20,000 Reward for Information Leading to Arrest

New York City Dog Left to Starve to Death in Suitcase: ASPCA Offers $20,000 Reward for Information Leading to Arrest