Police on Long Island are looking for the heartless person who threw a puppy from a moving car along a parkway this past weekend.
According to Suffolk County Police, the incident happened sometime during the after of August 11 on the Pilgrim Psychiatric Center property near the Sagtikos Parkway in Brentwood.
The puppy, described as a 1-year-old pit bull, was found in a closed black plastic bag and was apparently thrown alongside the road, left to die. The pup was rushed to West Islip Emergency Veterinary Clinic, where it remains in critical yet stable condition.
According to the veterinarians who treated the puppy they named Joey, he suffered multiple neck fractures, severe malnourishment, and bite marks on his neck. These wounds indicate that the puppy was probably used as a bait dog by dog fighters.
Authorities are asking anyone with information to call the Suffolk County SPCA at 631-382-7722. All calls will be kept confidential. A $2,000 reward was being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible has been increased to $20,000.
To donate to the Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island, call 631-587-0800.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times