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Trucker Saves Dogs Thrown From SUV, With Help From New York State Police

A near-tragedy involving two dogs, Beagle mixes, is getting international media attention: someone threw the pups out of a speeding SUV on I-81 and they were saved by a kind trucker and a pair of troopers who just happened to be passing by.
New York State troopers tend for 2 dogs thrown out of a speeding SUV 6 photos
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Despite the cruelty of the act, the story does have a happy ending: one of the dogs was severely injured and had to have its leg amputated, but the other escaped with minor scratches. Both were underfed and clearly neglected, and the New York State Police is hoping members of the public will help with tracking down the culprit or culprits.

According to the Coloradoan, the car from which the dogs were hurled was a dark blue Dodge Durango that the trucker described as very dirty and rusty. Whoever had the puppies, threw them out through the rear passenger door.

The animals are now with the Broome County Humane Society, where they’re receiving the care they need. Adam, the trucker who pulled over, helped the two troopers keep the injured pup alive until someone from the shelter arrived, wrapping it in a sweater and spliting its broken leg. They named the dog Trooper, after its rescuers, while the other was named Adam and enjoyed half a pack of biscuits until help arrived.

“These animals have been through a lot, and people need to understand that this is not OK,” Amberly Ondria, shelter manager for the Broome County Humane Society, says in a statement. “This is not something that should be done.”

An update on the shelter’s page notes that Adam is already getting into the Christmas spirit with the other animals, but Trooper still has a long way to recovery. It’s just taking its first steps on 3 legs, but it will need further assistance until it’s fully recovered.



 
 
 
 
 

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