Reward Offered in Case of Puppy Thrown from Car

Dog thrown from car in Uniondale
This five-month-old pup was thrown from a car in Uniondale on Saturday, the Nassau County SPCA said.

The Nassau County SPCA is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for tossing a puppy out of a car in Uniondale.

The animal protection agency said the five-month-old female pup was thrown from a dark-colored sedan Saturday night at about 7:45 p.m. on Bedford Avenue.

“The Nassau County SPCA is disgusted with the callous behavior exhibited by” the perpetrator, said Nassau SPCA Detective Robert Sowers.

A witness who saw the disturbing incident unfold said the car slowed down before the pup was tossed onto the side of the road. The driver then fled, she told the Nassau County SPCA.

The dog was so traumatized by what happened that she initially refused to be helped, the SPCA said. Det. Sowers, who responded to the scene, was able to earn the dog’s trust and he brought it to Massapequa Pet Vet for medical care, the SPCA said.

“We are offering this reward with the hope that someone will come forward and identify whoever threw this puppy from the moving vehicle so that they can be held accountable,” Sowers said.

Anyone with information regarding the incident can call 516-THE-SPCA.

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