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 cooler was found around 6:10 p.m. off Sunken Meadow State Park by a patrolling Smithtown Bay Constable boat.
With temperatures soaring over the next couple of days, officials are warning pet owners to keep an eye on their furry friends and make sure they stay cool.
“The situation is contained for the time being,” Cuomo said, adding he was “cautiously optimistic.” The governor also stated that the response was an example of a case where “government acted better than you could have expected.”
Ian Himmelstein said he donated money and dog treats to the SPCA because of his love for animals.
SPCA officials say 12 black plastic garbage bags filled with the remains of goats, chickens and roosters were found on Long Island Avenue near Executive Drive between Commack Road and the Deer Park train station.
The swan was found in July with a hunting arrow sticking through its body near Indian Island County Park in Riverhead.
In what seems to be a rash of attacks against wildlife in Suffolk County, officials say two more seagulls have been injured, one from an arrow and another from a blow dart.
Suffolk County SPCA head Roy Gross says the man was observed luring seagulls with bread, and that a rock the size of a brick was thrown at one of the birds.
The 12-year-old Palomino pony needs surgery to remove one of its eyes because of a bad medical condition.
The surviving rabbits, mice, pigeons, chinchilas, dogs, cats, goats, along with a pig and a cow, were being cared for at several different facilities. Many were malnourished and suffering from other health problems.
Officials said pigeons, chinchillas, a deer, a pig and a cow were also among the 100 animals found both dead and alive on a property in Shirley, N.Y., on Tuesday.
A Long Island animal protection agency is offering a $2,000 reward for information about the person who threw two kittens out of a vehicle as it sped along a highway.
A Centereach has been charged with aggravated animal cruelty after officials say he brutally beat a 7-month-old bloodhound to death.