HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (PIX11) — The Nassau County SPCA is looking for answers after more than two dozen baby chicks were found outside of a Long Island pet store.
The 28 chicks were discovered Friday afternoon outside Petland Discounts on Fulton Avenue in Hempstead.
“It’s absolutely animal cruelty and abandonment,” said Det. Bob Sowers of the Nassau County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. “People who have animals have an obligation to provide proper sustenance, a healthy, warm and safe environment.”
The baby chicks were taken to Central Veterinary Associates in Valley Stream.
They will stay there and be cared for until the vet’s office can find permanent homes for them.
A $2,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest or conviction of those responsible.
Anyone with information is asked to call Nassau County SPCA at 516-THE-SPCA.
All calls are kept confidential.