MORICHES, New York – PETA is offering a $4,000 reward for any information on the person responsible for shoving a dog out of their car on Long Island.
On January 18 a driver shoved a dog out of the passenger-side door of their car and drove away as the abandoned pet tried to get back in, according to the Suffolk County SPCA.
A witness says the tan-and-white mix ran after the car, an older model green Jeep Grand Cherokee, trying to get in on the driver’s side door.
As the dog chased the vehicle down Jerusalem Hollow Road near the Crystal Pond Apartments in Moriches, a car heading in the opposite direction struck the pooch.
Incredibly, the dog only suffered bruising and has recovered— it also has a new adoptive home.
PETA has decided to double the Suffolk County SPCA’s reward offer bringing the total to $4,000.
“It’s hard to imagine the terror and confusion that this dog felt after being pushed out of a vehicle and abandoned on a busy road—only to be immediately hit by another car,” says PETA Director Stephanie Bell.
PETA urges anyone with information to come forward to that whoever is responsible can be held accountable.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Suffolk County SPCA at 631-382-7722. All calls will be kept confidential.