Cops on the prowl for person who abandoned two dogs in Sunken Meadow Park


They’re calling them Thelma and Louise.

Two small dogs were abandoned at Sunken Meadow Park in Kings Park, and authorities want the public’s help to catch the suspect who left them behind.

A person driving a tan or gold SUV was seen pushing the two little white terriers out of the car about 12:10 p.m. on March 5, and then quickly fleeing the park. The mixed breed pooches were then seen running frantically – and playfully — around the park.

Hence the new names they received from the town — liking them to the adventurous duo on the run in the 1991 film, “Thelma & Louise.”

The dogs were brought to the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter covered in ticks. They were not microchipped and had no other identifying information.

Now, the Suffolk County’s district attorney’s office, together with Suffolk police and Crime
Stoppers, seek the public’s help in identifying and locating the individual, and possibly individuals, wanted in connection to the abandonment of the dogs.

Thelma is estimated to be 4 years old, while Louise is believed to be 2.

Thelma and Louise.

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 click here to provide information directly to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office.

Those interested in adopting Thelma or Louise can click here to submit an online adoption application
to the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter. Authorities said the two dogs do not have to be adopted as a bonded pair.

Top image: Courtesy photos.

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