SMITHTOWN - ? Police say a cooler containing a dead dog was found yesterday in the Long Island Sound.

Smithtown Bay constables say they made the discovery shortly after 6 p.m.The dog, a female pit bull, was inside a blue, soft-sided cooler about a quarter of a mile west of Crane Neck. The location is north of Sunken Meadow State Park.

There was no apparent cause of death or identification tag.