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Suffolk County SPCA Offers Reward After Someone Hammers A Nail Through Turtle

SMITHTOWN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) -- The Suffolk County SPCA has increased a money reward for information about whoever impaled a turtle with a nail at Sag Harbor.

The animal protection group said it found an Eastern Box Turtle with a 10 penny nail driven through it on July 5.

The turtle entered into the care of Wildlife Rescue and is expected to make a full recovery.

Roy Gross, Chief of the Suffolk SPCA, called the incident a sick act. He is asking anyone with information to come forward.

The SPCA is offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to an arrest.

If you know anything, call the Suffolk County SPCA at 631-382-7722. All calls will be kept confidential.

If someone is caught and convicted of this crime, what would the appropriate punishment be? Sound off in our comments section below…


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