Dasher was tossed from a moving vehicle at around 10:30 p.m. on November 20th, at Cypress Avenue and Vermont Place near the Jackie Robinson Parkway. She was wrapped in a sleeping bag at the time, and transported to BluePearl Queens and the ASPCA Animal Hospital for treatment. But the ASPCA says she had such extensive injuries that doctors were forced to put her down. A spokesperson with the organization gave us the following statement:
Dasher, a senior Rottweiler, received extensive medical care for nearly a week at BluePearl Queens and the ASPCA Animal Hospital. After thorough examinations by multiple veterinary specialists and round-the-clock efforts to improve her delicate condition, Dasher was not responding to treatment. Due to several serious medical complications that were causing significant discomfort and leading to a poor quality of life, Dasher was humanely euthanized late last week to end her suffering. We assure members of the community who shared our concern for Dasher that she received the best care possible and this decision was not made lightly. This case is still under investigation by the NYPD and we encourage anyone with information about the circumstances surrounding this case to please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS
In addition to sustaining injuries from her fall—Dasher had hypothermia, bruises and head trauma—veterinarians found a large purple mass on her stomach. It's unclear whether that mass was cancerous and contributed to her overall medical condition.
We contacted the NYPD to find out if they've made any progress in tracking down anyone responsible for tossing Dasher from their car, and will update if we hear back.