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Update: Police Seek Help Finding Who Threw Dogs Out of Moving Vehicle

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HOMER, N.Y. -

New York State Police is seeking the public’s assistance catching those responsible for throwing two dogs out of a moving vehicle in Cortland County on Wednesday.

Troopers patrolling Interstate 81 in Whitney Point say they spotted a tractor trailer parked off of the highway just into Cortland County at about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.  

The door of the truck was open and no one was inside.

They later saw the truck driver carrying a badly injured dog. The second dog was following behind him.

A New York State Police K-9 handler bandaged the injured dog to stop bleeding and splinted its leg while other troopers kept the dog warm in a warming blanket and in the truck driver’s sweatshirt.

They fed the smaller dog biscuits. He ate half the box.

Workers at the Broome County Humane Society treated and took in the dogs, which are believed to a beagle mix.

The truck driver who immediately stopped to rescue the dogs told police he saw the dogs being tossed out of the rear passenger window.

He believes the vehicle is an older Dodge Durango.

The driver described the SUV as very dirty with rust along the hatch near the bumper. 

Investigators hope a dash cam on the vehicle may have captured some of the incident but so far they have no other leads.  

The vehicle was traveling south on I-81 between the Marathon and Whitney Point exit at approximately 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, anyone with information is asked to call SP Homer at (607)749-1614.