Authorities Seek Driver Who Dumped Dogs ‘Thelma and Louise’


Law enforcement officials are asking for help to identify a person who pushed two small dogs out of a vehicle March 5 at Sunken Meadow Park.

The incident occurred about 12:10 p.m.

The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, the Suffolk County Police Department, and Crime Stoppers say that an unknown person who was driving a tan or gold SUV was seen pushing two small white dogs out of the  vehicle  releasing them into Sunken Meadow State Park, and then fleeing. The two dogs were subsequently located and brought to the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter covered in ticks. The dogs were not microchipped and had no other identifying information.

The Town of Smithtown renamed the dogs “Thelma”1 and “Louise.”2 They are both mixed breed dogs. Thelma is estimated to be about four years old, while Louise is thought to be about two.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-8477. Crime Stoppers has pledged a reward of up to $5,000 for any information that results in an arrest. The public can also provide information directly to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office at:

If you are interested in adopting Thelma or Louise, please submit an online adoption application
to the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter at

They do not have to be adopted as a bonded pair.

Taking Care of That New Dog


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