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SPCA: Dog thrown from truck on Long Island

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Authorities want to find the heartless person who tossed a dog from the window of a pickup truck this week.

The Suffolk County SPCA is offering a $2,000 reward for solid information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person who did it.

Someone threw the dog from the driver's side window of a dark-colored four-door pickup near the Mastic Beach Post Office at about 9 p.m. on February 18, according to a witness.

SPCA Chief Roy Gross said the dog hit the ground and then turned and ran toward the vehicle it was thrown from. The witness stopped, took the dog, and contacted authorities.

The dog suffered head trauma and also had healed scars on its face, Gross said, so he may have been used as a bait dog in dogfighting.

He is a pit bull mix, about 3 to 4 years old, and is now under veterinary care.

"This is a blatant act of Animal Cruelty and we will do everything we can to see that those responsible are apprehended," Gross said in a statement.

If you know anything, call the Suffolk County SPCA at 631-382-7722.

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