NYPD Crime Stoppers Offers Reward for Information Leading to an Arrest in Recent Cruelty Case

January 3, 2019

On the morning of December 1, 2018, a dog was found in a trash chute in an apartment building in the Bronx, New York. The eight-month-old pit bull, now named Buckbeak, was found by the building’s janitor, who then contacted the New York City Police Department (NYPD).

Buckbeak was then brought to the ASPCA Animal Hospital where he continues to receive care. Buckbeak’s case is currently being investigated by the NYPD which is offering a $2,500 reward for any information leading to an arrest. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the NYPD Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-577-TIPS or going online to submit a tip to the Crime Stoppers’ website. NYPD Crime Stoppers accepts anonymous tips.

The ASPCA continues to encourage the New York City public to be vigilant when it comes to reporting suspected animal abuse and to contact 311 to report animal cruelty or neglect, or 911 if they see a crime in progress. Together, we can protect more animals in need and prevent more tragedies from occurring.