CORYDON, Ind. (WDRB Fox 41) -- A Salem, IN woman faces an animal cruelty charge for allegedly throwing her family's dog from a moving car.

Harrison County prosecutors charged 56-year-old Maximina Sue Shelton of Salem with one misdemeanor count of animal cruelty.

A police report says a witness reported seeing a dog pushed from the rear window of a sedan along Indiana 135 near New Salisbury March 18th. The driver then turned around and attempted to run over the injured dog, which limped into a field.

The 1 1/2-year-old female cocker spaniel is recuperating at a Louisville veterinary hospital.

Court records said Shelton's husband was also in the car.