Dog rescued after being thrown down Bronx trash chute

MORRIS HEIGHTS, Bronx (WABC) -- A dog is recovering after he was found in a trash chute at an apartment building in the Bronx.

Authorities say 46-year-man found a pit bull, now nicknamed Buckbeak, in the River Park Towers on Richman Plaza in Morris Heights around 10:30 a.m. December 1.

Buckbeak is currently being treated by the ASPCA and is expected to survive.

A $2,500 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the person responsible.

Anyone with information is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 800-577-TIPS.

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