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.
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.
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.
The dog suffered minor bruising and will be OK, Gross said.