(Babylon, NY)- A 17-week-old puppy was found in a dumpster Monday night at Captree State Park in Babylon. Police say a 59-year-old-woman called 911 to report the incident and took the puppy to Grady Animal Hospital in Sayville for evaluation. Following an investigation officials say it was determined that Thami Stafyleras, abandoned the puppy in the dumpster. Stafyleras had agreed to care for the puppy while the owner, an acquaintance living in Huntington Station, was away. Stafyleras, 44, of 100 Clinton Ave., Mineola, was charged with Abandonment of an Animal. He will be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip at a later date. The puppy, a 17-week-old Pomsky named Louie, is in good health and will be returned to his owner.
Photo: Louie, the 17-week-old puppy found in a dumpster on March 22, 2021 at Captree State Park in Babylon, photo by Suffolk County Police.