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Suffolk County SPCA Offers Reward After Someone Hammers A Nail Through Turtle

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An Eastern Box Turtle similar to the one pictured here, escaped from the Inwood Park Nature Center. Park Rangers and Inwood residents are steeped in a neighborhood-wide turtle hunt. (credit: Suffolk County SPCA)

An Eastern Box Turtle similar to the one pictured here, escaped from the Inwood Park Nature Center. Park Rangers and Inwood residents are steeped in a neighborhood-wide turtle hunt. (credit: Suffolk County SPCA)

SMITHTOWN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The Suffolk County SPCA has increased a money reward for information about whoever impaled a turtle with a nail at Sag Harbor.

The animal protection group said it found an Eastern Box Turtle with a 10 penny nail driven through it on July 5.

The turtle entered into the care of Wildlife Rescue and is expected to make a full recovery.

Roy Gross, Chief of the Suffolk SPCA, called the incident a sick act. He is asking anyone with information to come forward.

The SPCA is offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to an arrest.

If you know anything, call the Suffolk County SPCA at 631-382-7722. All calls will be kept confidential.

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