Animal Cruelty: Puppy Rescued After Being Thrown From Moving Car
Dog lovers (and anyone with a soft spot), meet Joey. In August, a three-month-old puppy was wrapped in a plastic bag and thrown out of a moving car. Left to die, the puppy was severely injured and even paralyzed in all four legs. With the help of a Long Island community, the dog named ‘Joey’ not only survived, but is recovering.
Chief Roy Gross, from the Department of the Suffolk County SPCA, accompanied Joey on the set of Fox and Friends to tell us more about what happened and what’s next for the pup. At this time it is speculation, but it appears that the puppy was used as a bait dog or possibly for dog fighting. Chief Gross says that Joey likely wouldn’t “turn out,” meaning he wasn’t aggressive
enough, and so he may have been used as a bait dog for the other fighting dogs to draw blood from.
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Chief Gross said this kind of animal cruelty should “shock the conscious of anyone, whether you own a pet or not.” That’s why there is currently at $27,000 dollar reward for the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator or perpetrators who are responsible for this heinous crime. The good news: the town of Islip Animal Shelter is holding an adopt-a-thon on October 13th for Joey to find a new home and loving family.
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