Cops are hunting for the sicko who stuffed a wounded dog inside a garbage bag and left the ailing pooch for dead in a Cypress Hills park on Tuesday.
Bystanders dialed 911 at 8:30 pm after they spotted a garbage bag moving and emitting “breathing noises” inside Highland Park near the Jackie Robinson Parkway, and cops found the tortured 10 to 12-year-old shepherd mix with its mouth duct taped shut within the sack, according to rescuers at animal hospital Verg South in Marine Park.
Police contacted another rescue service, New York Bully Crew, which sent members to retrieve the pooch from the park and transport him to the Marine Park clinic, where staff treated him with intravenous fluids, antibiotics, and pain medication.
Veterinarians examined the canine, who they dubbed Saint Vincent, and discovered that he was not able to move his hind legs — a disability they said is due to a suspected neurological condition, for which they plan to send the pooch to the hospital’s sister facility in Park Slope, Verg North, for a MRI and further examination by a neurologist.
Saint Vincent remains in rough shape, but one vet who treated him said that he and the dog’s fellow saviors are optimistic the poor pooch will live to see better days
“His prognosis is currently guarded, but we are hopeful that he will be able to continue with treatment and recover,” said Dr. Brett Levitzke, Verg’s medical director.
Meanwhile, authorities opened an animal-cruelty investigation, and Saint Vincent’s rescuers urge anyone with information about the maniac who forsook the furball to come forward.
“Someone out there knows who did this and we are hoping that with media attention, we’ll be able to help law enforcement catch him or her and prosecute him or her to the fullest extent of the law,” said Craig Fields, founder of New York Bully Crew.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577–8477. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. All tips are strictly confidential.