Authorities are searching for the culprit that shot a domestic white duck found in North Patchogue with a target arrow and a piercing from it in its neck, reports Newsday.
Ray Gross, chief of the Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty (SPCA) to Animals, said to Newsday that the animal was likely an abandoned pet and was found alive on Poe Place by a resident that feeds ducks in the area.
The arrow was reported as sticking through the duck's neck and esophagus.
The duck is recovering at the Save The Animals Rescue Foundation in Middle Island, and is likely to recover from its injuries in a few weeks said one of the foundation's directors. Upon recovery the duck will be released back to its flock.
The SPCA is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the culprit. Anyone with information is being asked to call 631-382-7722. All calls are confidential.
Source: Newsday (subscription)