MARKSVILLE, La. (KNOE) - Last Sunday, on the afternoon of May 21st, a witness, standing near her residence on Brouillette Street, in Marksville, saw a white male throw a dog out of his moving vehicle. The car was a dark green Chevrolet.
The dog landed on the side of the road. The witness ran to the dog's aid, who appeared to be uninjured except for a possible fracture to her back leg. The dog was transferred to the residence of a local animal rescuer who has named the dog "Penny." Penny is in stable condition but will soon be examined and treated for her injury by a local veterinarian.
In the meantime, the Humane Society of Louisiana is seeking additional information on the driver of the vehicle and the owner of the dog, if the individuals are different. Anyone with information on this incident can contact the Humane Society at 1-888-6-HUMANE or 1-901-268-4432. The Humane Society of Louisiana is also seeking donations to pay for Penny's medical care and possible surgery to her back leg. Donations can be sent to P.O. Box 740321, New Orleans, LA 70174 or online at www.humanela.org. All donations are tax deductible.
"We are saddened that individuals continue to abuse and neglect animals on a regular basis. There is always a humane solution to every problem," says Jeff Dorson, HSL Director.
"Instead of throwing any animal out of a moving vehicle, which will obviously cause harm, injury or death to the animal and possibly lead to an accident involving other drivers, the humane option would be to surrender the animal to the local shelter or post the need for a good new owner on any social media site. Plenty of people would have adopted this great dog, if just given the chance," adds Dorson.
Established in 1988, the Humane Society of Louisiana operates the Enoch J. Donaldson Animal Sanctuary in Mt. Hermon and transports more than 1,000 animals to new homes to different parts of the country. For more information, please visit its website at www.humanela.org or on Facebook by the same name.