The New York State Humane Society is assisting the SPCA of Westchester in its investigation of finding those who are responsible for using a 9-month-old pit bull as a “bait dog” and leaving him to die on the side of the road, the Briarcliff Manor non-profit announced today.
The state humane association, based in Kingston, is offering $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the responsible individual or individuals.
The Briarcliff organization reported the Yonkers Animal shelter called its Humane Law Enforcement Division on March 28 to report that the puppy was found gravely injured on a walkway between Somersville Road and Edwards Place in Yonkers on March 28.
Local veterinarians were not able to save the emaciated and neglected pit bull, who they believe was used to train other dogs to fight, and determined that it had to be euthanized.
Anyone with information on this crime is can call the SPCA of Westchester’s Humane Law Enforcement Division at (914) 941-7797.