When you thought people couldn’t get any stupid-er doing stupid stuff to our beloved four-legged animals (like robbers stabbing a dog in the head), it just gets “better”.

13-pound terrier mix was thrown OUT the window of a moving car in Colorado.

Yeap, a MOVING car.

Whoever did it not only had the nerve to ditch his/her dog in the middle of a busy highway, but also THROW this live, 13 pound animal WHILE the car is in motion OUT of the window.

Luckily the whole thing was seen by a couple that was driving behind the idiot.

The couple managed to stop the traffic, get out of the car, and rescue the dog by taking the dog to the nearby Teller County Regional Animal Shelter (TCRAS), where the mystery dog was named, well, “Mystery”.

The dog, only about 13 pounds, white with unusual black facial markings, a short tail and long thin face—possibly a terrier mix– could not stand or walk and appeared to be quickly going into shock.

She was immediately transported by shelter staff to a nearby vet for an evaluation.

After an exam and several x-rays it was determined that she had several fractures in her pelvis and a severe older break in her left rear leg.

She was also estimated to be about 11 years old, and, except for the considerable injuries, in excellent health.

There is some question as to whether the injuries occurred when the dog, which the shelter has named Mystery, was pitched out onto the busy highway, or whether she was previously injured and then dumped.

Whatever the situation, she is good-natured, the vet says, and is welcoming the attention at the clinic while TCRAS, a small, nonprofit shelter with limited funds to cover severe injuries and the extensive after-care necessary, attempts to raise funds for her.

TCRAS has been working today to raise the several hundred dollars necessary, and once little Mystery recovers in a foster home, she’ll be available for adoption.

If you’d like to help with a donation, you can visit TCRAS’s website: http://www.tcrascolorado.com/


Editorial Note

Apparently, dogs being thrown out of car is a very common occurrence. Here’s two video clips of dogs that were victims of this horrible crime but survived to “tell the story”:

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5 Responses to Dog Thrown from Car Saved

  1. Pam says:

    Many thanks to the young couple who rescued this dog from the highway, and to the TCRAS folks for saving him. KUDOS!!!

  2. Melissa says:

    I can’t understand why, with all of the countless stories of animals being heartlessly tossed from moving cars, people still do it!!!!! Why? But I am glad they do have some happy endings.

  3. Rachel says:

    I fostered, and ended up adopting, a husky puppy that was thrown out the window of a moving truck. He and three of his siblings got thrown out going 55 mph down the highway. Two of them died. I managed to find my guy’s brother a home, but no one could deal with him.
    One of the most interesting dogs I’ve ever had the pleasure of living with. Kept me on my toes!

  4. ginger says:

    WE NEED TOUGHER LAWS FOR ABUSE TO ANIMALS,I’M SICK OF ASS HOLES GETTING AWAY WITH THIS SHIT,GUESS THERE ARE A LOT OF CASEY ANTHONY’S WHO LOVE TO HURT & KILL KIDS & ANIMALS WHAT KIND OF SICK COUNTRY DO WE LIVE IN TO ALLOW THESE SICKOS TO GO FREE & GET AWAY WITH EVER THEY WANT TO DO??????

  5. Sheryl Powell says:

    Many thanks also to the wonderful vet Dr. Volz of Woodland Park who often gives him time for our Teller County animals and the TCRAS shelter.

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