Puppy thrown from car finds new home

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PHOENIX -- A puppy that was thrown from a car in west Phoenix has found a new home.

Timmy went up for adoption Friday, and Pat Clark rushed over to the Arizona Animal Welfare League after seeing on the news that he was still available.

"He's everything I thought he was," she said. "He's a very sweet puppy, and I think him and I are going to fit together really well."

The approximately 11-week-old Labrador retriever mix was taken to the no-kill shelter last month after someone saw him being thrown from a vehicle.

Timmy had fractures in a front paw that were beyond repair. Dr. Claudia Channing, the chief veterinarian at AAWL, doesn't think the throw caused the fractures. She believes the puppy had some sort of crushing injury and then was tossed, possibly because the owner couldn't afford to treat the injury.

Timmy's leg was amputated four days ago, but the puppy already seems to have adjusted.

"I'm not worried about that at all," Clark said. "He doesn't seem to be."

Timmy will need some physical therapy to strengthen his remaining front leg, and Clark will have to keep an eye on his sutures.

She said she already has two dogs and thinks the puppy will fit right in.

"He gets to have a wonderful life now, even though the beginning of it was kind of tough," said Patti Dubois with AAWL.