BABYLON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Long Island man is facing charges for allegedly abandoning a puppy in a dumpster.
Suffolk County Police said a woman found the dog on March 15 inside a dumpster at Captree State Park in Babylon. She brought it to Grady Animal Hospital in Sayville and called 911 to report the incident.READ MORE: Judge Lifts Temporary Pause On Vaccine Mandate For NYC Teachers And Other City Workers, Who Now Must Be Vaccinated By Monday
Investigators determined Thami Stafyleras agreed to watch the puppy while an acquaintance was away, but abandoned it instead.READ MORE: 'I Want A Proper Education': Some NYC Public School Students With Medical Exemptions From In-Person Instruction Feel They're Falling Behind
Police said the 44-year-old Mineola man was charged with abandonment of an animal.MORE NEWS: Mattress Giveaway In Queens Highlights Depth Of Need That Remains 3 Weeks After Ida
As for the dog — a 17-week-old Pomsky named Louie – he’s said to be in good health and will be returned to his owner.