PD: 4 dogs thrown from moving car in Phoenix


by Jennifer Thomas

Video report by Kristine Harrington

Posted on July 2, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 7 at 2:10 PM

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PHOENIX -- Phoenix police are seeking information about two males who reportedly threw four dogs from a moving vehicle Monday night.

Police said witnesses at a dog park on 21st Avenue south of Glendale Avenue saw a tan Honda Civic or Accord traveling southbound at approximately 10 p.m. Two males described as Hispanic teens were inside the vehicle. 

Witnesses told police they observed the passenger throw three small puppies over a 6-foot fence into the dog park. Police said it was some distance from the street to the park itself. He then threw a fourth puppy over the fence as the vehicle continued to drive southbound. 

Other witnesses reported that the males got out of the car then threw the puppies over the fence, abandoning them. They all are said to be about 5 or 6 months old.

A man at the park took the three uninjured puppies to an animal rescue group where they were placed in foster care.

Two homeless people befriended the injured dog and remained with her throughout the night, according to police. The next day, they contacted a citizen about the injured pet and police were called. 

The injured dog received medical care and will be fostered.

Anyone with information about the two suspects is asked to call Crime Stop at 602-262-6151.


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