The Suffolk County SPCA is offering a $2,000 reward and PETA is matching a $2,000 totaling $4,000 for information leading to arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for pushing a dog out of a car and abandoning it. Roy Gross, Chief of the Suffolk County SPCA, said that on January 18, 2016 at approximately 4:00 pm a witness observed an individual open the passenger side door and a dog jumped out. The dog then ran to the driver’s side and the driver pushed the dog away. The vehicle, an older model green Jeep Grand Cherokee, drove away with the dog chasing the car. The witness then observed the dog get struck by another car traveling in the opposite direction. This incident occurred on Jerusalem Hollow Road heading in the vicinity of Crystal Pond Apartments in Moriches.
The dog received veterinary care after sustaining some bruising. Anyone with information is asked to call the Suffolk County SPCA at 631-382-7722. All calls will be kept confidential. A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
“It’s hard to imagine the terror and confusion that this dog felt after being pushed out of a vehicle and abandoned on a busy road-only to be immediately hit by another car,” says PETA Director Stephanie Bell. “PETA urges anyone with information about this cruel incident to come forward immediately so that whoever is responsible for treating this loving dog like a piece of garbage can be held accountable.”
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