A Pit Bull was stuffed into a lobster trap that was wired shut and weighed down with bricks in the Long Island Sound before it washed ashore in Eaton’s Neck, authorities said.

Suffolk County SPCA investigators said the discovery was made found on a beach along Old Winkle Point Drive on Tuesday evening.

The death of the dog, which was wearing a collar, is being investigated as a case of possible animal cruelty.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Suffolk County SPCA at 631-382-7722. All calls will be kept confidential.



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Timothy Bolger is the Managing Editor for the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.