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Reward Offered As Authorities Search For 2nd Dog Dumped By Suffolk Shelter Worker

BABYLON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) - Authorities are continuing to look for a miniature poodle they say a Long Island animal shelter worker released on a street.

The Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was searching around Babylon Monday for the cream-colored dog named Bailey. They believe Islip Town kennel attendant Michael Papini let Bailey loose Dec. 23 on Cooper Street.

Authorities say Bailey and a Maltese mix were given to Papini to put up for adoption. Authorities say he dumped the 1-year-old Maltese mix in a commercial trash bin in West Islip. That dog was found and is OK.

The Suffolk SPCA announced a $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to Bailey's recovery.

Suffolk County SPCA continues search for dog that was dumped last week
Suffolk County SPCA continues search for dog that was dumped on Long Island. (credit: Suffolk SPCA)

The 30-year-old Papini was arraigned Saturday on animal cruelty and other charges. He didn't enter a plea.

His lawyer, Mary Beth Abbate, described the charges against Papini as out of character.

Papini has been suspended from his job at the shelter.

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