Reward increased after dog thrown out window on Long Island

Rob Nelson reports on the search for suspects and the dog's recovery.
March 5, 2014 5:44:05 AM PST
The Suffolk County SPCA is now offering a $3,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for throwing a dog from the window of a moving car.

SPCA Chief Roy Gross says that the agency was contacted with a report that someone had tossed a pit bull out the window around 9 p.m. on February in the vicinity of the Mastic Beach Post Office.

A witness said that the dog, a friendly 3- or 4-year-old mix brindle and white male was thrown from the back sear driver's side window of a dark-colored 4-door pickup truck. After the dog hit the ground, it turned and ran toward the vehicle it was thrown from.

The witness stopped to see if the dog was okay, and it jumped into the witness' vehicle.

The dog was stressed, suffered head trauma and had healed scars on its face.

Also, the dog was wearing a black collar and is housebroken. It was treated by a veterinarian and returned to its owners.

"This is a blatant act of Animal Cruelty, and we will do everything we can to see that those responsible are apprehended," Gross said.

Anyone with information can contact the Suffolk County SPCA at 631-382-7722. All calls will be kept confidential.