REWARD: ASPCA Offers $5,000 for Information Leading to Arrest in Heinous Long Island Cruelty Case

April 20, 2016

The ASPCA is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the horrifying case of a German shepherd found abandoned with his mouth taped shut on the side of a Long Island, New York, highway. This reward is in addition to the $2,000 offered by the Suffolk County SPCA, which is leading this investigation.   

According to Suffolk County SPCA reports, the dog was discovered on Saturday, April 9, on Montauk Highway in Lindenhurst. The dog’s muzzle had been taped shut, preventing him from breathing, eating or drinking properly. The 2- or 3-year-old male dog is currently being cared for by the Babylon Animal Shelter of West Babylon, New York.

“This is a truly sickening case of animal cruelty, and the heartlessness demonstrated by those responsible is shocking,” said Howard Lawrence, Vice President of ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement. “While our ultimate hope is that these types of heinous acts never occur, this reward sends a message that animal cruelty will not be tolerated in our society. We thank the Suffolk County SPCA for its commitment to finding justice for this dog.” 

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Suffolk County SPCA by calling 631-382-7722. All calls will be kept confidential.

Visit our Take Action section to find out how to report animal cruelty in your area.

To help us fight cruelty nationwide, please consider making a donation to the ASPCA today.