A pair of beagle mixes are on the mend after authorities say someone threw them out of a moving vehicle on a snowy New York highway. The dogs were rescued by a passing trucker, but one was so badly mangled that a front leg had to be amputated.
Two beagle mixes are alive and recovering after a terrifying ordeal on a New York highway. The two dogs were thrown from a moving vehicle, according to the trucker who saved them. “Trooper” and “Adam” were tossed from the rear window of a dirty, rusty Dodge Durango onto the snow covered Route 81 North the trucker told State police.
The trucker pulled his big rig to the side of the highway and immediately ran to assist the two dogs. He picked up Trooper, who was very badly injured, and Adam, who luckily escaped with only a few abrasions, followed behind.
The trucker called the New York State Police and troopers arrived to administer first aid to Trooper. They bandaged and splinted his mangled leg on the side of the highway and covered him with a warm blanket.
Adam, meanwhile was treated to a box of biscuits, the Press Connects reported.
The dogs were then rushed to Broome County Humane Society (BCHS). Trooper underwent surgery and had to have his front right leg amputated because of the damage.
BCHS wrote on Facebook, “As of right now we know that “Trooper” has a compound fracture of his distal radius and ulna on one front leg and a hairline fracture of the ulna on the other front leg. He has lung contusions and broken ribs and he has a contusion on his shoulder that is into the joint.”
Just a few days after his surgery, Trooper began to feel a bit better. “He was very alert and mobile this evening. He was moving on 3 legs! Although a bit unsteady, and only moving a short distance, it is very obvious that he is determined,” BCHS wrote. However, they noted that Trooper has a long road to recovery ahead of him.
As for Adam, he is getting plenty of love from from staff at the shelter.
BCHS estimates Trooper is 6 to 8 years old and Adam is around 1 year old. Adam was named after the truck driver who helped save him and Trooper, after the NYS troopers that cared for him.
Although the shelter was sickened by the horrific act they expressed gratitude and thanks to the community for rallying to support of the dogs.
One BCHS member wrote:
“To be honest, I’ve been sick to my stomach since then, but I think about the troopers and the truck driver, Adam that assisted the two dogs. I think about everybody at the Vet hospital and the BCHS doing everything beyond recognition to care for these dogs. All the love that the staff and the volunteers are giving to these sweet pups. All the donations and prayers that people made. I think about a whole community coming together feeling their pain and seeking for justice. I just want to say that there are really bad people out there but also there are many, many good people here, too. And remember the good when united will always overcome the evil. From the bottom of our (broken) hearts we want to thank you all for everything you do! The BCHS is beyond blessed with such an outstanding community.”
Pupdate: February 2019
A few months after their initial rescue, Trooper had healed from his injuries and he was reunited with Adam were. Not only were they together at the shelter, they ended up being adopted together shortly after! The shelter wrote:
“Quick Trooper & Adam update! They are doing great since their adoption! They are settling in and have to do everything together! They are living and loving every bit of their new home. Thank you to everyone who supported us throughout their journey to a better life!”