The Suffolk County SPCA is offering a $2000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for dumping and two pit bull puppies at the Riverhead Animal Hospital.
According to Chief Roy Gross of the Suffolk SPCA, the agency was contacted with a report that someone had dumped the puppies on Dec. 18, possibly between midnight and daybreak in a six-foot deep window well.
The puppies had severe mange and were near death. Gross said the mange was so severe on the male that the dog's skin was peeling off; the puppies will require extensive veterinary care before they can be adopted.
Gross said the male is on intravenous fluids because he is too weak to eat or drink.
"This is a blatant act of cruelty and abandonment and we will do everthing we can to see that those responsible are apprehended," Gross said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Suffolk County SPCA at 631-382-7722. All calls will be kept confidential.