A local animal protection agency is asking the public’s help in identifying a woman who dumped a three-month-old black Labrador Retriever in a clothing bin in Centereach Wednesday night.

The Suffolk County SPCA said a witness saw a driver of a black Ford Expedition throw the puppy into the clothing bin at a shopping center at the intersection of Middle Country Road and South Coleman Road Wednesday night and then drive away.

The dog was taken to Selden Animal Emergency Hospital for observation and treatment, Suffolk SPCA said.

There is some good news.

Suffolk SPCA Chief Roy Gross said the witness “fell in love” with the puppy and will most likely adopt it.

A description of the woman was not provided but the Suffolk SPCA said the SUV had chrome wheels. A partial New York license plate number (6744) was observed, the agency said. The Suffolk SPCA is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to arrest and conviction of the person responsible for leaving the puppy in the clothing bin. Anyone with information can call the Suffolk SPCA at 631-382-7722. All calls are confidential.

The Suffolk County SPCA is asking the public for information regarding the woman who dumped a black puppy in a Centereach clothing bin on Wednesday. (Photo credit: Suffolk SPCA)
The Suffolk County SPCA is asking the public for information regarding the woman who dumped a black puppy in a Centereach clothing bin on Wednesday. (Photo credit: Suffolk SPCA)
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