Near-death Pit Bull Puppies Abandoned in Riverhead

The Suffolk County SPCA is looking for those responsible for dumping these puppies.

The Suffolk County SPCA is asking for the public’s help in finding the person that dumped two near-death pit bull puppies at the Riverhead Animal Hospital last week.

The puppies were dumped between midnight and daybreak Dec. 18 in a six-foot deep window well, according to investigators. The puppies had severe cases of mange, a skin condition caused by mites.


“This is a blatant act of cruelty and abandonment,” Roy Gross, chief of the Suffolk SPCA, said.

The puppies require extensive veterinary care before they can be adopted. One is receiving intravenous fluids because he is too weak to eat or drink.

The Suffolk County SPCA is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

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

The agency is also asking for donations to help fund the care of the puppies.

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