$27,000 Reward Being Offered to Get Justice for Joey

Joey, a pit bull puppy, was placed in a plastic bag and tossed from a moving car.

There is a $25,000 reward being offered by an anonymous friend of Russell Simmons, dog lover and musician, for information leading to the arrest of the person who abused a pit bull puppy in the Long Island, NY, area. Someone saw a plastic bag being tossed out of a moving car and stopped to see what it was. Inside the black plastic bag was a puppy, screaming in pain and severely malnourished. The good Samaritan immediately took the puppy to the West Islip Emergency Veterinary Clinic. Later named Joey, the puppy had bite mark all over his body, multiple bone fractures, and a broken neck.

Officials believe Joey was being used as a bait dog in an illegal dog fighting ring. Bait dogs are usually docile, happy dogs who won’t fight. Individuals who are involved in this horrendous, unspeakable crime have no problem sacrificing these dogs to get the dogs they’ve trained to be vicious excited before entering the fighting ring.

The anonymous party who is offering the $25,000 reward has been described by Russell Simmons as “a wealthy black businessman who cares deeply about animals.” It’s expected that Joey will be able to recover from his physical injuries but the emotional scars will take longer to heal.

The Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is offering an additional $2,000 for information, hoping that the reward money will encourage whoever knows who did this, and someone does know who did this, to come forward to get justice for little Joey. If you have any information, please call the Suffolk County SPCA at 631.382.7722.

9 thoughts on “$27,000 Reward Being Offered to Get Justice for Joey”

  1. AWWWWWWWWWW.. I LOVE YOU JOEY!! HANG IN THERE SWEET LIL ANGEL….MAY YOU FIND A BEAUTIFUL PERSON TO SPEND YOUR LIFE WITH! YOU DESERVE THE VERY BEST…:))) XOXO

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    • poor little guy,I hope he gets a loving home with people who will spoil the heck out of him that is the way life should be…My pups only gets the best for her…

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  2. Poor baby, I hope these evil bastards are caught, sadly even if they are their crimes will heavily outweigh the punishment received. If a human baby was offered up to a fighting pit bull, wrapped in plastic, tossed from a moving car and sustained sickening injuries like this poor canine baby there would be world wide uproar about it and an all out man hunt to find those responsible. It breaks my heart.

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  3. so upsets me poor joey hope he makes a speedy recovery and gets a loving home bless him and those who do this 2 animals wants punishing sum 1 must no who done it love 2 joey xx

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