The Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is asking for the public's help in identifying a person they say threw a dog from a moving car.
According to necn affiliate WJAR, a witness to the incident told police a box was thrown from an SUV window in the area of Woodville Alton Road in Hopkinton, on June 20.
The witness found the injured pit bull by the box.
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The dog, which is 3 or 4-years-old, was in poor condition and had scars consistent with "some form of dog fighting." It was taken to a clinic for treatment.
The suspect drove away in a black SUV with Illinois plates.
A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.