CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Colorado authorities launched a search for the suspect of throwing a small dog out of a moving vehicle on a highway in northeast Colorado earlier this week.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a witness report at around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday that a dog was thrown from a black sedan on Interstate 76 before Sheridan Boulevard, enforcement officials said. the law.
A small dog was thrown from a black Lexus sedan driving eastbound on I-76 just before Sheridan Boulevard at 1:45 p.m. today. If you have any information about the potential owner or if you were a witness, call Animal Control at 303-271-5070. Miniature poodle, cream, critical condition. pic.twitter.com/MIRO2aAOouveau
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– Jeffco Sheriff (@jeffcosheriffco) April 20, 2021
Witnesses told police it appeared the Miniature Poodle had been deliberately dumped, according to several Colorado media outlets. The dog was observed to be thrown from an eastbound black Lexus sedan on I-76 near Sheridan Boulevard.
Authorities said the dog was taken to Foothills Animal Shelter in critical condition where he later died.
“Despite the tremendous efforts of the veterinarian and the health care team at Foothills Animal Shelter, as well as the health care team at an emergency vet clinic, the dog could not be rescued. and is at peace. Thank you for your offers of help and support for Foothills, ”Jefferson County Sheriff officials later tweeted.
The sheriff’s office urged anyone with additional information to call the police.
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