The ASPCA is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case, in addition to the $2,000 being offered by NYPD Crime Stoppers.
Last week, the ASPCA posted a terrible story on their blog – a malnourished pit bull mix was found zipped in a suitcase in the South Bronx, New York by New York City Police Department (NYPD) officers.
According to their post, “The approximately three-year-old male dog was abandoned behind a housing complex. The NYPD transferred the dog to the care of the ASPCA.”
As can be expected, Fraggle’s recovery is slow.
“Fraggle was in very serious condition when he came to us, and ongoing, life-saving medical treatment was necessary to address his extreme malnutrition and several other issues that arose from his compromised health,” the ASPCA said in their last updated post.
Luckily, he is showing signs of improving at the ASPCA Animal Hospital. He has begun to eat on his own and can walk a short distance without assistance.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the NYPD Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-577-TIPS or going online to submit a tip to Crime Stoppers’ website. NYPD Crime Stoppers accepts anonymous tips.
The ASPCA also encourages New York City residents to call 311 to report suspected animal abuse and to call 911 to report crimes in progress. To learn more about the ASPCA’s work to end animal suffering, please visit our Fight Cruelty section.