Woman sought after puppy dumped in clothing bin: cops

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CENTEREACH, Long Island (PIX11) — The Suffolk County SPCA rescued a black Labrador puppy after a witness saw a woman dumping the animal in a donation bin Wednesday.

The Suffolk County SPCA report that the witness pulled over to make a phone call at the intersection of Middle Country Road and South Coleman, when he heard bottles rattling from the donation bin, and noted that something didn’t look quite right.  He told police he saw a white, 40-year-old female with long, straight brunette hair get out of a black or burgundy Ford Expedition with chrome wheels.

When he thought a dog might have been dumped inside, he whistled and the puppy responded.  Currently, the SPCA is monitoring and evaluating the health of the three-month old black Labrador puppy.

Afterwards, the witness who "fell in love" with the canine, according to the ASPCA, hopes to adopt the puppy.

The SPCA is offering a reward of $1,000 for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the woman.

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