PLACERVILLE (CBS13) – PETA is offering a $5,000 reward for information after a dog was kicked out of a car and left on Highway 50.

The incident happened back on the evening of Aug. 11 near the Greenstone Road exit.

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credit: CHP Placerville

According to California Highway Patrol’s Placerville division, a witness saw a car slow down – then saw someone kick the dog out. The car then sped off.

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An officer was able to get to the scene quickly and rescued the dog before anything worse could happen.

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CHP is looking for whoever abandoned the dog, which appears to be a Rottweiler-mastiff mix.

To help try and get some information out, PETA announced on Thursday that they’re putting up a $5,000 reward to help try and find whoever was responsible for abandoning the dog.

Anyone with information about who the suspect or suspects might be is asked to call CHP-Placerville at (916) 861-1300.

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