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.READ MORE: Tri-State Area Police Departments Travel To Harlem In Tribute To Fallen NYPD Officer Jason Rivera
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.READ MORE: NYPD: Wounded Officer Wilbert Mora Being Transferred To NYU Langone Medical Center, Still In Critical Condition
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.MORE NEWS: Police: 62-Year-Old Pushed Onto Subway Tracks In Lower Manhattan
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