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PETITION TARGET: New York City Police Department (NYPD)

UPDATE (6/12/2023):  We sent our petition, signed by more than 35,000 people, to the New York City Police Department. Unfortunately, despite multiple checks back, we were unable to obtain any information that anyone was arrested or held accountable for this despicable act. We thank everyone who signed our petition, and we’ll keep doing all we can for animals everywhere. — Lady Freethinker Staff


Found floating lifelessly in a river with a bag over his head and his leash anchored to a cinder block, a helpless dog and his suspicious death lends itself to the unthinkable: someone tying this defenseless animal up and tossing him into the water to drown.

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) Harbor Unit discovered the deceased canine in the East River near the Throgs Neck Bridge in Queens, N.Y., while responding to a call about suspected garbage floating in the water, according to PIX11.

Detectives have not yet identified the dog’s guardian or whether he was microchipped. The investigation remains ongoing.

If someone did deliberately leave this innocent dog to die at the bottom of the river, authorities must find them before other animals are hurt or killed.

Sign this petition urging the NYPD to use all available resources to investigate this disturbing incident and arrest any suspects involved in this poor dog’s horrifying death.