Puppy OK After Being Dumped From Truck

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CHIPPEWA LAKE TWP., Ohio -- The Medina County SPCA reports a puppy was thrown from a truck on Tuesday.

It happened around noon on Lake Road in Chippewa Lake.

According to Executive Director Stephanie Moore, a woman called them after she witnessed the incident.

“She actually hit the puppy or nudged it with her van, and she called us right away and obviously we told her to bring the puppy here,” said Moore.

She said the puppy, who they’re now calling Rogan, is going to be OK. He’s just a little sore. It’s hard to tell what breed he is, but she thinks he’s a golden retriever/shepherd mix.

Sadly, these kinds of cases aren’t uncommon for the shelter.

“This quite honestly happens all the time,” said Moore. “We get animals all the time that people have thrown out of a car, lots of times it’s kittens. But, this time of year, too, after the holidays, you do see a lot of puppies, cats and kittens being dumped after the holidays.”

The witness was able to give a description of the vehicle. She said it’s a red rusted-out older model pick-up truck.

Moore put that information plus a picture of Rogan on Facebook in hopes of finding the person responsible.

Humane Officer Mary Jo Johnson, said they could be charged if caught.

“There would be charges from the Ohio Revised Code related to animal abandonment and animal abuse because it was an act of malice, he threw him from the car,” she said.

Rogan will be available for adoption as soon as this weekend.

For more information on him and how you can make a donation to the shelter, click here.

Anyone with information on the truck or the incident is asked to call 330-723-7722.

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