A semi truck driver recently helped to save the lives of two dogs who were tossed from a moving vehicle onto the interstate.
The incident happened around 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 12, near Whitney Point, New York, according to WBNG.
A truck driver identified as “Adam” told New York State Police (NYSP) was following a dark blue Dodge Durango southbound on I-81 when he says that he saw two Beagles thrown from the vehicle onto the interstate.
NYSP says that Adam pulled over to the left shoulder of the interstate and rescued the two injured animals from the roadway. One of the dogs was severely injured, so Adam wrapped the animal up in his sweatshirt and called police. New York troopers administered first aid to the animals on the scene and then rushed them to the veterinarian for emergency treatment.
“[Adam] seemed to be very angry that somebody could do such a despicable act to dogs,” said NYSP.
The two dogs were taken in the by The Broome County Humane Society.
The severely injured dog, renamed “Trooper” suffered two broken legs and broken ribs. One of his legs was so damaged that it had to be amputated.
The other dog, renamed “Adam” for the truck driver who saved him, suffered from road rash and is expected to recover.
The Broome County Humane Society took to Facebook to thank Adam for his actions: “Thank you to “Adam” who witnessed this event and stopped to go to the aid of these sweet dogs.”
Broome County Humane Society Director, Karen Matson, says that Adam has offered to take in the two injured animals when they recover: “What’s very endearing about this is that the gentleman who saved him on the highway is very interested in making his home the forever home for these dogs,” she said.
NYSP is searching for the suspect who threw the dogs, but they don’t have any license plate information right now. However, they hope that they’ll be able to use Adam’s dash cam footage to identify the suspect.