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Joey the Pitbull (reward)
BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – The reward for information leading to an arrest in the case of a pit bull puppy that was tied in a plastic bag and flung out of a moving car is up to $25,000.

The 3-month-old pup named Joey was found in a black plastic bag at the closed Pilgrim Psychiatric Center near the Sagtikos Parkway in Brentwood Saturday afternoon.

A witness apparently saw someone toss the bag out of a car and called for help after hearing cries coming from the bag.

Joey suffered a broken neck and had bite wounds on his neck, indicating that he may have been used as bait to train other dogs to fight, according to Roy Gross, chief of the Suffolk County SPCA.

Matt Bershadker, senior vice president of the ASPCA’s Anti-Cruelty Group, called it 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 said in a statement.

The ASPCA, Suffolk County SPCA and North Shore Animal League are all offering rewards leading to an arrest and conviction in the case.

“Someone out there knows who did this and we are asking that person to come forward,” Gross said.

The ASPCA is offering $15,000 reward while the Suffolk County SPCA and North Shore Animal League are both offering $5,000 each, bringing the total to $25,000.

Meanwhile, Joey continues to recover.

Veterinarians said Joey will be hospitalized for six to eight weeks and said there is a 50 percent chance his neck bones will heal on their own, according to North Shore Animal League.

“This 3-month-old puppy was thrown out of a moving car, in a plastic trash bag, with no consideration for his life,” President of North Shore Animal League America John Stevenson said in a statement. “We would love to help little Joey find the loving home he deserves.”

In addition to his injuries, vets said Joey was malnourished and underweight, weighing just 10 pounds when he was brought in. A healthy pit bull puppy his age would weigh at least 15 pounds.

The ASPCA is also giving $10,000 to help offset some of the costs of treating and caring for Joey.

Anyone with information should call the Suffolk County SPCA at 631-382-7722. All calls will be kept confidential.

(Courtesy of CBS New York)

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  1. spanky13

    Oct 1, 2012 at 10:30 am

    That’s a damn shame! If you can not have pets or can’t handle a pet then dont adopt or purchase any! (Punish the DEED and not the BREED!)

  2. BGM_Hannah

    Oct 1, 2012 at 11:35 am

    It’s just sick! You know they just can’t wait to get their hands on him. The reward $25 Gs! Breeders out there – a little face time with your prospective customers will go a long way!

  3. roseanna

    Oct 1, 2012 at 11:36 am

    how bout someone finds the asshole who did it and throw him out a speedin car window we can only hope a piece of his clothes gets caught and he get draged down the road

  4. roseanna

    Oct 1, 2012 at 11:44 am

    i also could use some feedback my dog never used to attack any other animals hes started to attack male dogs so i thought now im havin trouble with male and female dogs but its only dogs his same size hes fine with little animals i have never allowed him to show any aggression wat so ever he luvs to hang from tires and pull stuff i thought that might help him with gettin his energy out but it didnt any suggestions greatly appreciated THANKS

  5. BGM_Hannah

    Oct 1, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Roseanna, I haven’t laughed that hard out loud in a long time!!

  6. BGM_Hannah

    Oct 1, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Roseanna, do you take him on a good walk daily? Because some dogs need that time to get out and let off some steam. Also, try walking him together, with another dog. That will help him to develop a “team player” attitude toward other dogs. Also, if another dog is in heat that will greatly effect your boy, and can downright drive him crazy!! There also could be some separation anxiety present, if feels he needs to compete for your attention. Has he gotten a check up? Sometimes sudden aggression, irritability or changes in behavior in your dog can be a sign of pain or indication of an undiagnosed medical condition. Not to worry, I’m sure. Just a thought.

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For the past year, the Devia family lives in their car, with their 2 dogs, Rocco the  7 year old pit bull, and Camilla (16), who is a lab mix. Their sons are currently staying with friends, but they have made a decision to stand firm that giving up their dog was not an option. They would rather be roofless then ruff-less.

 

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How does this effect  each of us? Who knows, but what I do know is the doomsday people are in a much better position then the rest. There is so many things to consider in making a safety or readiness plan to get yourself, your family, and your pets out of harms way.

I don’t believe people should panic over every government conspiracy out there. But when A + B = C, it’s hard to completely ignore. Increasing weather catastrophes, Polar Vortex’s, Snow in the southern most states have to at least be an indicator that things as we have long known them are changing!

I wouldn’t suggest moving to an underground bunker tomorrow, but maybe, discuss a readiness plan to evacuate your area and consider how your going to put into action, the move for yourself, kids, and pets, and where you would head and what you would bring.

A quick checklist brought to you by BGM to Make a Plan.

1. Pick a location to reunite with family, one  should be home, but if home is not an option, one right outside town such as a library, church, etc. Remember a disaster can strike any time and you and your loved ones could be anywhere and all in different locations.

2. Identify all possible exit routes.

3. Choose an out of state friend who will accommodate your family and pets.

4. Plan for each person or pets needs in your group. Medications,  food, water, warmth, light, shelter, entertainment.

5. Practice your plan, and make sure each member of your plan has a copy of the plan.

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