NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — This dog has a sad tale to tell.
The Suffolk County SPCA is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to arrest and conviction of the person who pushed a dog out of a car and abandoned it.READ MORE: NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force Investigating Attack On 40-Year-Old Asian Man In Hell's Kitchen
On January 18 at around 4 p.m., a witness saw an individual open the passenger side door of an older model Jeep Grand Cherokee and a dog jump out, said Chief of the Suffolk County SPCA Roy Gross.
The dog then ran to the driver’s side and the driver pushed the dog away, Gross said.
The Jeep then drove away on Jerusalem Hollow Road heading in the vicinity of Crystal Pond Apartments in Moriches with the dog chasing the car.READ MORE: 80-Year-Old Man Struck By Stray Bullet In South Bronx
The witness then watched the dog get hit by another car traveling in the opposite direction, Gross said.
“This is just a horrible act of cruelty,” Gross told 1010 WINS.
“It’s like a family member, how do you do something like that?” SPCA Chief Roy Gross told WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall.MORE NEWS: Maryann Vallejo Speaks Out After Alleged Arson Destroyed Her Home; He 'Watched It Burn.. I Can't Even Explain'
The dog suffered minor bruising and will be OK, Gross said.