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Posted on: August 15, 2016

Nassau County District Attorney Seeks Information on Dog Who Starved to Death

$5,000 Reward Offered by the Nassau County SPCA for the Severely Emaciated Dog Who was Left for Dead

MINEOLA, N.Y.- Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced today a $5,000 reward offered by the Nassau County SPCA for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever starved a dog to death in Inwood.

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On Thursday, August 11th, the terrier/pit bull mix named “Terry” by DA investigators, was dropped off by an unknown individual at approximately 3 p.m., at the Five Towns Animal Hospital located at 157 Sheridan Boulevard in Inwood.  The dog was found to be severely emaciated and too weak to hold her head up.  Veterinary staffers transported the dog inside on a stretcher and found her to be about 20 pounds underweight with open sores on her back.  The dog was then transported to the New York Veterinary Specialty Center in Farmingdale for additional treatment, where she later succumbed to renal and kidney failure.

“This innocent animal suffered and ultimately died a painful death because of the heartless neglect of her owner,” said DA Singas. “I’m grateful to the Nassau County SPCA for offering this $5,000 reward to help us find and prosecute whoever let this poor dog starve to death. We will not tolerate animal cruelty and neglect, and I’m hopeful that the public will help us get justice for Terry.”

If you have any information regarding this case please call the Nassau County DA’s tip line at 516-571-7755 and reference case number 16716.


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