A puppy is being treated for a broken neck at the in West Islip after he was wrapped in a plastic bag and thrown from a vehicle onto the entrance of the Pilgrim Psychiatric Center in Brentwood Saturday.
The dog, a pitbull who caregivers at the clinic have named "Joey," is also suffering from bruised lungs, malnourishment and bite wounds, Newsday reports. He is currently being treated with morhpine and Valium at the center, which specializes in critical cases.
Joey was taken in by Islip Town animal shelter officials, who transferred him to the center.
Donations, cards and gifts have been pouring in to the center and there is already a 15-name long waitlist to adopt Joey, according to Newsday.
Veterinarians estimate Joey's hospital bills will cost about $15,000, according to the paper.
A $2,000 reward has been offered by the Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people who tossed the puppy from a moving vehicle along the Sagtikos Parkway Saturday. Anonymous tipsters may call the agency at 631-382-7722.
Those who wish to provide donations to support Joey's care can visit vmcli.com/veterinary-medical-center-long-island-donations.html or call 631-587-0800.