Authorities are looking for those responsible for dumping a small dog that was found on Christmas Eve in a dumpster in West Islip.
Suffolk County police responded Tuesday to a report that someone found a female Maltese-mix dog in a dumpster at the USA Gas Station on Montauk Highway, according to the Suffolk County SPCA.
The dog, which was wearing a pink leash and a pink collar, was taken to an animal hospital for examination.
The Suffolk County SPCA is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for dumping the dog.
Anyone with information can contact the Suffolk County SPCA at 631-382-7722. All calls will be kept confidential.