The hunt is on for the person responsible for dumping two pit bulls in a window well at the Riverhead Animal Hospital overnight Dec. 18.
The Suffolk County SPCA is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for dumping the puppies, who were suffering from severe mange and were near death.
SPCA Chief Roy Gross said examination revealed the mange was so severe on the male that its skin was peeling off.
“These puppies are going to require extensive veterinary care before they can be adopted,” the SPCA said in a press release. “The male is receiving intravenous fluids because he is too weak to eat or drink.”
“This is a blatant act of cruelty and abandonment and we will do everything we can to see that those responsible are apprehended,” Chief Gross said.
Anyone with information can contact the Suffolk County SPCA at (631) 382-7722. All calls will be kept confidential.
The puppies are now being cared for by the North Fork Animal Welfare League, P.O. Box 297, Southold NY, 11971. Donations to help with their care are much appreciated and should be made to the above address directed to the Nick and Noel Guardian Angel Fund.