Man throws dogs onto busy road from truck

Created: 11/28/2013 5:14 PM
By: Ryan Luby, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Animal welfare officers need help finding the man responsible for tossing two dogs out of his pickup truck while driving on Central Avenue near Dorado.

“There’s no excuse for it,” Officer Kathryn Waite said.  “If you can't take care of the animals, take them to the shelter.”

She was dispatched to the scene around 10 a.m. Wednesday.

She said one of the dogs, a bulldog, suffered a serious leg injury.  The other dog, a pug, was unharmed.

Dante Marinaro, who lives near the area, said he saw the pickup truck driver open the passenger door and push the dogs out.

“It takes a real piece of crap to do that.  If you're going to get an animal, take care of that animal.  Don't throw them out on the street,” he said.

Marinaro was unable to read the truck’s license plate since it took off so quickly, but described the truck as grey or silver with a four-door cab.

He didn’t recognize the driver.

“If I saw him today, I'd probably give him a punch in the mouth,” Marinaro said.

Waite said if officers are able to locate the driver he could face animal cruelty charges.

“I know it's a tough time of year, people can't afford to feed their animals, the economic situation, but the best thing is to take them to the shelter so we can find homes for them,” she said.

Waite said the dogs will be available for adoption in the next few days.

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