TINTON FALLS: A dog that has been treated at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital after allegedly being thrown from a vehicle on the Garden State Parkway has been released.
The incident occurred on Aug. 9 near Exit 116 and an investigation by Monmouth County SPCA Chief Law Enforcement Officer Victor "Buddy" Amato has revealed that the dog, named Lema, was stolen and then thrown from the car.
A message on the Red Bank Veterinary Hospital's Facebook page states that the "dog’s owners were located but they are not suspects in the case, and the dog was taken from them without their consent prior to the event that occurred on the Garden State Parkway."
The owners picked up Lema on Aug. 11 and thanked the public for all their well wishes.
“Thank you to everyone who has been so supportive and diligent in helping our girl," the family stated on the hospital's Facebook page.
Amato is still looking for information about the incident, specifically a description of the vehicle. If you have any information, please contact him at 732-312-7153. A $1,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the case.