Dog thrown from car suffered serious injuries

By Marisela Burgos - bio | email

HARRISON COUNTY, IN (WAVE) - A dog thrown from a car in Southern Indiana suffered broken bones and the search is on to find the person or people responsible.

Harrison County Animal Control Officer, Bruce LaHue, said a local chapter of the Humane Society is offering a reward to catch who did it. The Cocker Spaniel, who LaHue calls Sandy, was thrown out of a car Friday afternoon around 1:30. He said it happened on Highway 135 near Cemetery Road in Harrison County.

Tiffany Crone owns a salon near that location. She said she witnessed the dog being thrown from the car.

"it broke my heart. It's hard to describe. They could have given the dog away. Why they would throw it from a moving vehicle is heartbreaking," Crone said.

The car is described as an army green four door model Sedan. LaHue said he believes there were at least two people in the car.

"I truthfully didn't think she'd probably live to get here when I picked her up at the scene," LaHue said.

'sandy' suffered multiple pelvic fractures. While LaHue said she is expected to recover he will be watching over her the next couple of days. "the next 72 hours to five days will tell us whether the dog will survive," he said.

He said he will watch her to make sure she does not get a blood clot or any other complication. He said if that happens and she needs surgery, he does not have enough donation money to pay for it.

"It's disturbing to think we may have to euthanize it for no other reason than we lack the resources care for it," LaHue said.

If you have any information that could help call the Harrison County Animal Control office at (812) 738-8163 or the Harrison County Sheriff's office at (812) 738-2195.

If you would like to help 'sandy' and make a donation contact the Harrison County Animal Control office by phone or at 3132 Hope Lane Corydon, IN 47112.

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