NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) –– A dog that was thrown from the window of a moving car on the Garden State Parkway Saturday has been released from the hospital.
The dog named Lema was stolen and then thrown from a car in the southbound express lanes between noon and 1 p.m. near exit 116 in Holmdel, officials said.
After landing on the parkway, the small female terrier mix was hit by another car.
A Good Samaritan who saw what happened stayed with the dog and also called state police. A trooper rushed the dog to the Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, where doctors were able to stop its internal bleeding and treat other injuries.
Lema left the hospital with her owners early Monday afternoon.
Buddy Amato, chief law enforcement officer for the Monmouth County SPCA, said the dog’s owners are not suspects in the case.
“Thank you to everyone who has been so supportive and diligent in helping our girl,” said the family who does not wish to come forward at this time.
The driver and/or the person responsible could be charged with an indictable crime and face up to six months in jail.
Amato is still looking for information about the incident, specifically a description of the vehicle.
If you have any information, please contact him at 732-312-7153.
A $1,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the case.
Check Out These Other Stories From CBSNewYork.com:
- Port Authority Police Officers Who Took Down Terror Suspect Help Out At Holiday Toy Drive In Newark
- New Hit-And-Run Alert System Takes Effect In New York City
- 8 Hurt, Including 4 Kids, In Fast-Moving Apartment Fire In Brooklyn
- Father Of 3 Found Shot To Death Inside Car In Queens
(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)