Reward raised to $4,000 for arrest, conviction of person who threw dog out of SUV, ran into it

ISLAND COUNTY, Wash. – Pasado’s Safe Haven and the WAIF Animal Shelter have raised the reward to $4,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects who who threw a pit bull out of a moving SUV last week.

The previous reward had been $2,000.

A witness called Monday, March 6th at 8 p.m. to report that they’d been driving behind the SUV when it slowed down, a rear passenger door opened and the dog was thrown out of the door.

The SUV then swerved toward the dog and clipped, and another passing car hit it again.

The dog was taken to the Pet Emergency Center in Mt. Vernon but was so badly injured that it had to be euthanized.

The SUV was white and a four-door. It was heading south from Sharpes Corner on Highway 20.

If you recognize the dog, know its owner, or have seen the SUV, call animal control officer Carol Barnes at (360) 679-9567, or email