14-year-old poodle left tied to gate of shelter with oxygen tube

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In Smithtown, New York, a 14-year-old neglected miniature poodle was discovered Tuesday morning tied to the front gate of the Smithtown Animal Shelter with an oxygen tube. Miniature poodle found cover

According to Roy Gross, Chief of the Suffolk County SPCA, on August 2, the agency received a call with details of how the dog had been abandoned at the shelter. The male poodle was emaciated and in critical condition; he was covered with fleas and his eyes were filled with discharge. The dog was transported to receive veterinary care. He is anemic from a severe flea infestation, and his eyes are now being treated.

He is eating and resting comfy,” the shelter wrote on its Facebook page to followers. “He is in good spirits.”Miniature poodle found 3

Now named Chip, the little guy is truly getting a second chance. A staff member has already fallen in love with him, and when he is well enough, he already has a “forever” home. To help with Chip’s veterinary expenses, please click here.Miniature poodle found 4

Anyone who recognizes the dog or who has information on its owner and/or who left the dog at the shelter can call, in confidence, the SPCA at 631-382-7722. Newsday reports of special interest is information on the driver of a dark, compact, four-door sedan caught on surveillance video outside the animal shelter in Nesconset. A $2,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for this cruel act.

The charge of animal cruelty is a misdemeanor and carries a penalty of up to a year in prison and/or a $1,000 fine.

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(Photos via Smithtown Animal Shelter)


10 replies
  1. virginia green says:

    i hope you find who did that.then make them pay bigtime for the dogs care and jail the person for how they treated a 4 legged kid wearing fur..

  2. Michelle says:

    Hmmm….. How come they know exactly how old this dog is? This story is extremely fishy.

    The car is on tape and they dont have a lice bse plate???

    • Bob says:

      Since when do all video tapes show everything? They give estimates on dog’s ages -experienced people get it pretty close. If you don’t believe it…contact the Shelter and instead of worrying about “fishy” Donate- if even a small amount.

  3. vanne hanisch-godoy says:

    I hope the owner of the poor dog with the oxygen tank rots in Hell !! These poor animals have suffered at their hands !!!

  4. Debbie jasen says:

    I hope to God those people who did that to that precious baby gets very bad karma and very slow death.
    No dog should be miss treated at all. They love us unconditionally. When I come to be rich I hope or Angel I hope I can take my wings and hit this cruel humans.


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