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$5K reward offered for info on puppy thrown from moving car

A 2-month-old puppy has a long — and expensive — recovery ahead of her after she was thrown from a moving car on Friday, May 13.

A 2-month-old puppy has a long — and expensive — recovery ahead of her after she was thrown from a moving car on Friday, May 13. (South Salt Lake Animal Shelter)



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MURRAY — The Humane Society of Utah is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to arrest and conviction of whoever threw a puppy out of a moving car.

On Friday, a 2-month-old long-haired Chihuahua-Pomeranian mix was thrown out of a vehicle near 3300 South and 300 West. The critically injured dog, who has since been named Malin, was found by a woman walking in the area and she took him to a nearby clinic. The puppy was treated by South Salt Lake Animal Services for two broken legs, two fractured ribs and a punctured lung.

Malin's story has since received extensive public attention, resulting in at least $10,000 in donations to help pay for medical expenses. The Humane Society now hopes a cash reward will lead to the arrest of the person/people responsible.

"We only hope this reward will help bring the perpetrators of this cruelty to justice," Humane Society advocacy director Rachel Heatley said in a statement.

Malin was expected to be placed in a foster home by Tuesday evening, where she will continue her recovery.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call police at 801-840-4000.

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Pat Reavy is a longtime police and courts reporter. He joined the KSL.com team in 2021 after many years of reporting for the Deseret News

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