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Driver Shoves Dog Out of Car and Abandons Him On the Road

by Katherine

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On Jan. 18, 2016, commuters on Jerusalem Hollow Road in Moriches, New York, witnessed how a person driving an older model green Jeep Grand Cherokee opened the passenger-side door, pushed a dog out the vehicle and drove away. The tan-and-white mix ran after his owner but in the process got hit by another vehicle.

Photo credit: Suffolk County SPCA/Facebook
Photo credit: Suffolk County SPCA/Facebook

After getting shoved out of the vehicle the dog ran to the driver’s side and tried to get back in but the driver pushed him away. The pet owner drove away as the homeless and scared animal chased the car down the road. Unfortunately he was hit by another driver heading in the opposite direction.

Roy Gross, Chief of the Suffolk County SPCA said the abandoned pooch incredibly only suffered minor bruises. He is now under their care and police are looking for the animal abuser.

There’s a $2000 reward for anyone with information that leads to the arrest of the green Jeep Grand Cherokee’s driver.

If you know who this dog belongs to or who was behind the wheel, please call the Suffolk County SPCA at 631-382-7722. All calls will be kept confidential