A chocolate lab named "Mugsy" was struck and killed late Saturday night on West Chester Pike in East Goshen Township, Chester County.
Pam Ardell, the dog's owner, tells NBC10 that Mugsy escaped from a nearby home they were visiting and someone must have grabbed him. She says an eyewitness saw the dog being thrown from a car.
The Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department is investigating and say they have received information that the dog may have been thrown from a moving vehicle, described as a small red sedan.
Mugsy's owners reached out to NBC10 because they say they want to find the person responsible for killing their beloved pet.
"Mugsy was the nicest dog ever, docile and gentle, he never had one mean moment in the 11 years we had him. He also had a terminal condition which makes this crime all the more tough for us to swallow, said Ardell.
Police are asking anyone who was traveling in the area and may have seen the dog to contact Westtown-East Goshen Police at 610-692-5100.