Over $16,000 Reward Offered In Dog Abuse Case In Marathon

Marathon, N.Y. - State Police in Homer continue to investigate tips that will help locate the person or persons responsible for throwing two beagle mix dogs out of a moving vehicle last Wednesday and now a $16,5000 reward is being offered for the conviction of those responsible. 

A truck driver traveling on Interstate 81 in Marathon, NY near the Cortland County and Broome County border observed someone in an older model blue or dark blue Dodge Durango roll down their rear passenger window and throw two beagle mixes out of their moving car.

The truck driver, from Syracuse, immediately pulled over and ran to the rescue the dogs. At that time, troopers pulled up on the scene and spotted the truck driver carrying one badly injured dog and a second dog following. Troopers immediately rendered assistance.

Several local, state and national animal welfare agencies and private donors are now offering a total of $16, 500 reward leading to the conviction of the person(s) responsible after the case has gained national attention. 

Broome County Humane Society says the dogs, one dog named “Trooper” who did have his leg amputated, and the other dog named “Adam” (named after the truck driver) are both doing well.  

Anyone with information about the suspect(s) is asked to call SP Homer at (607)749-1614.  

Anyone with inquiries about adopting the dogs or providing a donation for the care of the dogs is asked to contact the Broome County Human Society at (607)724-3709.

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