PHOENIX - Animal care officials said an 8-week-old puppy is recovering after allegedly being thrown out of a vehicle.
Judith Gardner, president and CEO of the Arizona Animal Welfare League, said the puppy was brought to the shelter after witnesses reportedly saw it thrown out of a vehicle window, according to a release.
Witnesses reportedly said the incident happened near a west Phoenix apartment complex. However, a specific location was not immediately known.
The black-and-white puppy was brought to the no-kill animal shelter where it was evaluated by its veterinarians, said Gardner. The vet said the puppy had a broken leg and toes and placed the animal in a cast.
The AAWL wants to remind pet owners that they can surrender their pets to the shelter. However, pet surrenders are by appointment only and the animal must pass basic health and behavior evaluations.