By CBSNewYork Team

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.

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(Credit: Suffolk County Police)

Investigators determined Thami Stafyleras agreed to watch the puppy while an acquaintance was away, but abandoned it instead.

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Police said the 44-year-old Mineola man was charged with abandonment of an animal.

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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.

CBSNewYork Team