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Dog Thrown from Truck Recovering & Needs a Home

by Melanie

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The Suffolk County SPCA is searching for the persons responsible for throwing a pit bull out of a dark-colored four-door pickup truck on Long Island.  Though badly abused, the boy still just wants to be loved by people, and when he is well enough, needs someone who will keep him off death row and give him the home he deserves.

The incident took place around 9 pm on Wednesday near the post office in Mastic Beach.  A witness said the dog was thrown from the passenger’s side window.

“And when the dog hit the ground, the dog got up and started running toward the vehicle that threw it out of the window. Talk about how sad of a situation this was,” lamented Suffolk County SPCA Chief Roy Gross.

When the witness stopped to see if the dog was injured, he jumped right into their vehicle.  The three-to-four-year-old dog was distressed and suffering from head trauma.

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“He was very shaken up, has a two-inch puncture wound right over the eye that’s fresh, that we don’t believe was caused by being dropped out of the vehicle,” Gross said.

He was wearing a black collar and is house-trained.  He had a number of healed scars on his face, and indication that he was likely a bait dog used in fighting.

The sweet guy is now under the care of a veterinarian.  Gross says he is very friendly, and will be put up for adoption soon.

“This is a blatant act of animal cruelty and we will do everything we can to see that those responsible are apprehended,” Gross avered.

The SPCA is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.  Anyone with information or who would like to donate to or adopt the unnamed dog should contact the Suffolk County SPCA by calling 631-382-7722 or by clicking here.