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Woman arrested for throwing dog out of SUV

Josephine Rivera was arrested for allegedly abandoning her dog at a gas station in Mastic. (WABC)

Police on Long Island arrested a woman accused of dumping her dog at a gas station.

Josephine Rivera is charged with misdemeanor abandonment.

Police say she's the woman caught on surveillance throwing the dog from her car in Mastic last month.

A witness says she then drove away as the dog circled the car trying to get back in.

Rivera was charged with a misdemeanor abandonment charge. A $2,000 reward resulted in tips leading to the arrest.

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