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: 18-Year-Old Saadiq Teague Arrested After Being Spotted With AK-47 At Times Square Subway Station
Investigators determined Thami Stafyleras agreed to watch the puppy while an acquaintance was away, but abandoned it instead.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine In New York: Walk-In Appointments Offered To All New Yorkers Over 50 At City-Run Sites
Police said the 44-year-old Mineola man was charged with abandonment of an animal.MORE NEWS: Discarded Tombstone Spotted On Empty Lot Raising Questions In Paramus
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.