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Suffolk SPCA Searching for Culprit Behind Maltese-Mix Found in West Islip Dumpster

Suffolk County Police officer Richard Schmidt and SPCA Detective Paul Llobell found an abandoned dog in a gas station dumpster.

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The Suffolk County Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals is offering a $2,000 reward for any information that leads to the arrest of a person or persons who dumped a small dog with the trash. Chief Roy Gross of the Suffolk SPCA said the Maltese-mix was found in a West Islip USA Gas Station dumpster off Montauk Highway.
The dog was rescued by SCPD officer Richard Scmhidt and Detective Paul Llobell of the SPCA. It was originally discovered amidst trash rubble in a pink leash and pink collar by a West Islip resident. Later in the night the Emergency Services Unit transported the Maltese-mix to the Veterinary Medical Center 24 Hour animal hospital. It was examined and sheltered there for the night. 
Anyone with information can contact the Suffolk County SPCA at 631-382-7722.  All calls will be kept confidential. Also, anybody who would like to adopt a dog such as the abandoned Maltese-mix can visit the SPCA website.
While the SPCA covers Suffolk, the Council on Animal Protection & Safety covers Nassau. It was started by District Attorney Kathleen Rice in early November. The council recently saved three pitbulls in Roosevelt who were found with blistered skin, bloody raw open sores, cracked paws, and severe swelling to their face and eyes. 41-year-old Shawn Christopher was arrested in the incident for animal cruelty. 
There are one of four ways to get in contact with Nassau’s Council on Animal Protection & Safety. The first is by walking in to the DA’s Criminal Complaint Unit at 272 Old Country Road. The next is by calling the D.A.’s Animal Crimes Tip Line at (516) 571-2245. You can also file complaints online at, or by email to For cases considered imminent danger, immediately dial 911. 
[Source: Suffolk County SPCA]