After three days of searching, Lauren Richeson’s pit bull named Lily is back home.
The 3-month-old pup named Joey was found in a black plastic bag at the closed Pilgrim Psychiatric Center near the Sagtikos Parkway in Brentwood Saturday afternoon.
Joey suffered a broken neck and had bite wounds on his neck, indicating that he may have been used as bait to train other dogs to fight, Roy Gross, chief of the Suffolk County SPCA said.
The puppy is believed to be 7 months old. It weighed 16 pounds. A typical puppy that age would normally weigh 40 pounds.
It’s a sad ending to a two-year battle for one dog and his family in Northern Ireland.
The cooler was found around 6:10 p.m. off Sunken Meadow State Park by a patrolling Smithtown Bay Constable boat.
Back in March, Humane Law Enforcement agents with the ASPCA were called to a home in the Richmond Hill section of Queens after someone reported a dog was tied to a tree with no food or water, officials said.
She received 15 stitches to her bandaged foot and had bite marks on her shoulder and hip, painful reminders of a frightening dog attack Valerie DeMasi said she would rather forget.
Ely Gordilis was rushed to Saint Barnabas Hospital where he received 28 stitches after he was mauled by a pit bull over the weekend.
When the 3-year-old pit bull named Drew arrived at the ASPCA’s Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital in December, he weighed just 37 pounds and couldn’t stand up on his own.
Back in January, police were called to a domestic disturbance at an apartment in Elmont where they found an emaciated 3-year-old pit bull named Bronco.
James E. Jones, 30, was arrested on animal cruelty charges on Thursday. He is accused of neglecting two pit bulls that were left “dehydrated” and “emaciated,” according to the ASPCA.
A warning has been issued in the Garden State for anybody who bought puppies from an animal rescue group. Some of the animals turned out to be sick and now some of them are dead.
Inmate Justin Peggs says he feared the pit bull would attack him too as he wrestled it off Kathleen James and held it down.
The dog’s owner, 25-year-old John Kelly of Jersey City, was charged with assault on a police officer and weapons offenses.