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SCPA: Dog With Muzzle Taped Shut Found On Montauk Highway

LINDENHURST, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) -- Authorities on Long Island are offering a $2,000 reward in a case involving a German shepherd found with its muzzle taped shut.

Chief Roy Gross of the Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Animals says the dog was found by police on Saturday on Montauk Highway in Lindenhurst.

The male dog was found with its muzzle closed with duct tape.

The Babylon Animal Shelter is now caring for the dog. Gross says the dog was unable to eat or drink.

"To leave this dog unable to eat or drink, abandoned and frightened on a busy road is heartbreaking," Gross said.

Gross said the dog appears to be healthy, indicating the animal was probably not duct taped for a long period of time.

The investigation is ongoing.

The Suffolk SCPA is asking anyone with information about the incident to call 631-3882-7722. Callers can remain anonymous.

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