HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – The Suffolk County SPCA has announced a reward of $2,000 for anyone with information leading to the arrests and conviction of those responsible for dumping two pit bull puppies at the Riverhead Animal Hospital.

The puppies were found on the morning of Dec. 18 in a six-foot-deep window well.

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SPCA chief Roy Gross said the puppies were near death when they were found.

The dogs also had such severe mange that the male puppy’s skin was peeling off, Gross added. The male puppy is also receiving fluids by IV because he is too weak to eat or drink, according to the SPCA.

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The puppies will require extensive veterinary care before they can be adopted.

“This is a blatant act of cruelty and abandonment and we will do everything we can to see that those responsible are apprehended,” Gross said.

Anyone with information can contact the Suffolk County SPCA at 631-382-7722. All calls will be kept confidential.

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