NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A female Chihuahua was found in a trash compactor in a building on the Lower East Side last week.

Authorities say a New York City Housing Authority worker found the dog at around 8:35 a.m. on March 30 in the Vladeck Houses.

Authorities say the dog had been thrown down the trash chute from an unknown floor at a building on Jackson Avenue.

The NYPD is investigating this case as animal cruelty, and is offering a $2,500 reward for any information leading up to an arrest.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-8477. Calls will remain anonymous.

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