SUFFOLK COUNTY (PIX11) — An abandoned dog was found near death on the side of a road on Long Island Sunday, Suffolk County SPCA officials said.
The Silky and Yorkie Terrier-type dog was found in Brentwood inside a cage on the side of Candlewood Road. He was extremely matted and covered in feces and urine.
Upon further examination at a 24-hour veterinary hospital, the dog was found be emaciated with open sores on his body. The hungry dog only weighed 4.6 pounds. He needed aggressive medical attention and was also near death, according to Chief Roy Gross.
The Suffolk County SPCA is offering a $2,000 award for anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for abandoning the dog.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Suffolk County SPCA at 631-382-7722. All calls will be kept confidential.