Mastic Beach (WALK) - The Suffolk SPCA is asking for your help to track down an animal abuser.
They've offered a $2,000 reward for information that leads them to whoever threw a young mixed-breed pit bull out the window of a moving pickup truck. It happened around 9 PM Tuesday on Mastic Road in Mastic Beach, near the post office building.
The dog (pictured at left) suffered head trauma and is described as "stressed" by Suffolk SPCA Chief Roy Gross. It also has healed scars on its face, indicating that it may have been used as a bait dog in a dogfighting ring.
"This is a blatant act of animal cruelty and we will do everything we can to see that those responsible are apprehended," Gross said.
A witness told the SPCA that the dog was heaved from a drivers side window of a dark-colored four-door pickup truck. After hitting the ground, the brindle-and-white dog ran back toward the truck, but then jumped into the witnesses' vehicle after the witness pulled over to see if the dog was okay.
The dog is described as male, brindle and white, about 3 or 4 years old, and wearing a black collar. The pit bull is also housebroken. The dog is now being cared for by a veterinarian because of the severity of his injuries, according to Gross.
Anyone with information can contact the Suffolk SPCA at (631) 382-7722. All calls will be kept confidential.
Photo: Suffolk SPCA