PHOENIX - Four dogs were reportedly thrown out of a moving vehicle and over a fence into a dog park on Monday, according to Phoenix police.
According to police, witnesses at a dog park near 21st Avenue, south of Glendale, saw two males, apparently in their teens, throw two puppies and two dogs out of a moving car and over a 6-foot fence, police said in a Facebook post .
The incident happened around 10 p.m. on Monday.
Police said an individual at the park took three of the dogs, while homeless individuals reportedly stayed with the injured female dog throughout the night bringing the dog water and food. They then alerted a citizen the next day who contacted police.
Bretta Nelson with the Arizona Humane Society said one of the dogs, a Chihuahua, is recovering at the Arizona Humane Society's Second Chance Animal Hospital. She estimates the dog to be about 5-months-old.
Destiny Holtgrewe with Arizona Small Dog Rescue said three dogs--two puppies and 1 Chihuahua/Min Pin mix--were dropped off by an individual on Tuesday at 11 a.m.
The shelter said the two Cairn Terrier mix puppies, named Amelia and Adelaide, are believed to be six months old. The Min Pin has been named Gieuseppe, according to the rescue.
The two puppies are battling a skin infection, according to Holtgrewe, which can be caused by allergy, improper care/nutrition or possible mange.
The suspects are described as two teens driving a tan Honda Civic or Accord. The vehicle was seen traveling southbound.
It was originally reported by the Phoenix Department's Facebook page, based upon witness reports, that three puppies were thrown from the vehicle.
Authorities are asking anyone with information on who threw the animals from the vehicle to contact the Phoenix Police Department or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.