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Report: Duck Found With Arrow In Neck in Patchogue

Authorities searching for culprit that shot it, reports Newsday.

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)

Living in the Village October 17, 2012 at 11:26 AM
PLease do not release this duck back into the wild. Pekin ducks cannot fly and have no way to escape predators. Maybe Country Critters will take it as they already have one duck. You can bring it to Double D Bar Ranch in Manorville. they are a rescue and have so many pekins in a huge enclosure.
Jessy M. October 17, 2012 at 04:54 PM
If they keep the Holtsville Ecology site open shouldnt the Duck go there? It is an animal sanctuary. poor ducky
PATRICIA CUNNINGHAM October 17, 2012 at 05:25 PM
No one wants these beautiful harmless helpless animals they got dumped by lake and grew up 'THINKING " they could swim the lake like other ducks they trust humans and need to be fed there are only 4 left as I found another one with bloodied head spca assumed a racoon got it and another black and white female missing I am heartbroken and cant protect them If in my yard at risk for animal attacks and in lake target practice for sick cruel monsters. Wish someone could please help they need a place where they can swim and BE SAFE IM AFRAID TO GO OUTSIDE FOR FEAR OF FINDING ANOTHER WOUNDED I FEED THEM EVERYDAY THEY ARE COMICAL AND CUTE AND HELPLESS
Coco October 17, 2012 at 07:09 PM
Remember the cat with the bow and arrow? http://patchogue.patch.com/articles/report-medford-cat-killed-with-and-arrow Wonder if it is the same person? I hope they find this sick person.

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