Dog Thrown From a Truck
Monday afternoon, Lee County Domestic Animal Services responded to a call of a man throwing a dog from a pickup into the yard of an abandoned house in Lehigh Acres.
The officer transported the young male, Florida Curr, with a broken front leg, to the shelter. Animal Services’ veterinarian determined the break had actually occurred several weeks earlier. In addition to other wounds and abrasions, it appeared to have an eye injury which also left it blind, a news release said.
The witness described the vehicle as an older model, black or brown, Chevy Silverado with a camper top. He was unable to see the license plate number. Animal Services is asking anyone who may have information leading to the owner of the dog or vehicle to call 533-7387 ext. 2 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS.
The dog’s injuries were too severe and he was put down.
“This dog suffered unimaginable pain for weeks with an exposed leg bone. A total lack of veterinary care contributed to an appalling level of neglect and cruelty that this, still affectionate, dog endured,” said Lt. Tony Backhurst, LCDAS Supervisor of Field Operations, in a statement.“