Dog found strangled, abandoned in Central Islip

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

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

CENTRAL ISLIP (PIX11) — A dog was found beaten and strangled in the middle of a road in Central Islip Monday night. Now, officials are offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible.

The pit bull was found near the intersection of Route 111 and Sage Street, according to News 12 Long Island. He had “strangulating cable” tied around his neck and a plastic bloody bag was found nearby.

The pup was taken to the Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island in West Islip. Veterinarians say the animal had been strangled, beaten, and had suffered neurological damage. The extent of that damage was unclear.

The Suffolk SPCA says they named the pit bull “Rocky” because despite the horrible abuse he endured, he’s still standing.

Authorities are now offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for beating and strangling the pit bull.

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