If getting an animal-torturing shit-bag off the streets isn’t enough, there are now 25,000 more reasons to turn in the person who threw a 3-month-old puppy out of a moving car in Long Island over the weekend.
We told you about “Joey” — a 3-month-old pit bull — on Tuesday, at which point the reward for the creep who tossed him onto a highway was a mere $2,000. That reward has grown considerably to $25,000, thanks to the the ASPCA, which is offering $15,000, and the Suffolk County SPCA and North Shore Animal League, which have upped their rewards to $5,000 each.
“Joey” was found on the Sagtikos Parkway near the Pilgrim Psychiatric Center in Brentwood on Saturday afternoon after a witness saw a bag thrown from a moving car.
When the witness stopped to see what it was, Joey was inside the black plastic bag, whimpering.
Luckily, Joey survived, but is in pretty ruff (see what we did there?) shape.
Joey currently is getting treated for a broken neck. Additionally, he had bite wounds on his neck, which authorities say indicates that he may have been used as a “bait dog” for training other dogs to fight.
Joey weighs about 10 pounds, which is about five pounds less than what a healthy 3-month-old Pit Bull should weigh.
“Someone out there knows who did this and we are asking that person to come forward,” Roy Gross, chief of the Suffolk County SPCA, says.
Matt Bershadker, senior vice president of the ASPCA’s Anti-Cruelty Group, says the incident is a “disturbing case of violent abuse.”
“We were both outraged and saddened to hear about this disturbing case of violent abuse, and the callousness that was demonstrated by those responsible,” he says.
Anyone with information is asked to call: 631-382-7722.