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UPDATE: $21,500 Reward For Information – Body Of Dog Found Hanging From Tree

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The Suffolk County SPCA and the Guardians of Rescue each have a $3,000 reward offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for this alleged act of animal cruelty.

The Suffolk County SPCA is seeking information from the public to help identify the individual(s)
responsible for hanging an 8 month old pitbull mix from a tree in a wooded area near Martha and
Bellport Avenues, Bellport. Roy Gross, Chief of the Suffolk County SPCA, said that on February 29, 2016
we received a call from Town of Brookhaven Animal Shelter that they were notified that a tri color
female Pitbull mix was found hanging from a tree. The shelter picked up the deceased dog and
contacted us.

Suffolk County SPCA Detectives are investigating this heinous act of animal cruelty. A necropsy was
performed indicating blunt force trauma. Suffolk County SPCA is offering a $2,000 reward for
information leading to an arrest and conviction. We urge anyone with information to contact us so that
we are able to bring the individual(s) responsible for this alleged crime to justice. Gross said
“unfortunately any individual that can do something of this nature is capable of a committing a more
horrific crime. There is a strong correlation between animal abuse, domestic violence and child abuse.”

Under NYS law any person who intentionally kills a companion animal can be facing felony cruelty animal charges.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Suffolk County SPCA at 631-382-7722. All calls will be kept confidential. A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

“Protecting Suffolk County’s animals is the only job we do!”

Your Local SPCA Serving Suffolk County
The Suffolk County SPCA is not affiliated with, a subdivision of, or funded by any other local, state or national humane organization.

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