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MCSO: Dog suffers broken spine after being thrown from car near Salt River

Posted at 11:37 AM, Jun 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-15 21:17:33-04

Deputies from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Lake Patrol rescued a small dog early Saturday morning after discovering the pup on the side of the road near Salt River.

The dog, breed unknown, looked like it had been thrown from a car. When deputies found the small animal, they believed his legs were broken, according to a tweet by MCSO's Public Information Officer, Sgt. Joaquin Enriquez.

MCSO named the dog 'Tadpole' and took him to a vet for further evaluation.

Sadly, Tadpole's injuries were worse than MCSO anticipated.

"He has a broken spine as well, the vet can not save him," Enriquez tweeted.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call MCSO at 602-876-1011.