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Reward offered in case of dogs thrown from car in Cortland County

The reward is $16,500 for information leading to the conviction of the people who tossed the animals from a moving car on Dec. 14 (Courtesy: Broome County Humane Society).

Local, state and national animal welfare agencies have teamed up with New York State Police to offer a reward for information leading to the people responsible for throwing two dogs out of a moving car last week.

The reward is $16,500 for information leading to the conviction of the people who tossed the animals from a blue Dodge Durango on I-81 south between the Marathon and Whitney Point exits on Wednesday December 12 around 9:30 a.m.

A truck driver told police he saw what he believes is an older blue Dodge Durango slow down, roll down their rear passenger window and throw the dogs out of the window. He described the vehicle as very dirty and had rust along the hatch near the bumper area.

The driver and two New York State troopers helped the animals to safety. In honor of their help, the dogs were named "Trooper" for the officers and "Adam" for the truck driver.

"Trooper" was seriously hurt and had to have his leg amputated, but veterinarians say he's making progress and learning how to walk on three legs. "Adam" had some scrapes and scratches, but is otherwise OK.

“We applaud the heroic actions of the truck driver and the New York State Troopers who acted quickly to save the lives of Trooper and Adam,” said Stephen Wells, Executive Director for the Animal Legal Defense Fund. “We urge anyone with information to come forward, to ensure the perpetrators of this act of cruelty are brought to justice.”

The reward comes from donations from the Animal Legal Defense Fund, PETA, the New York State Humane Association and a private individual.

Inquiries about adopting the two beagles should be to the Broome County Humane Society at (607) 724-3709.

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