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Driver witnesses shocking scene on the motorway

Motorway scene
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Eva Torres, a resident of Harris County, Texas has volunteered to look after stray animals for almost a decade. But even for her, what she witnessed on Monday took her breath away, and made her question the sanity of those responsible.

By Nick Whittle , 23 Aug 2019

Torres was behind a car driving up a slip road to a motorway when she noticed the passenger throw from the window what she thought was a bag of rubbish. Shockingly, as the bag hits the ground, out from it tumbles a young Boxer-cross. The animal hits the road hard and slides across the tarmac.

Houston SPCA

Torres immediately called for help. She chose to contact Houston’s own Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). The dog was brought to the society’s hospital to be checked over and given emergency treatment. Fortunately the dog had not suffered any broken bones or lasting damage; although it had significant grazes and road burns across the length of its body and face.

One to three times a month

Local broadcaster KPRC reports that a dog is thrown from a moving vehicle every month. Sometimes more than one incident is recorded each month. A person seen to throw an animal from a car whether it is moving or stationary is liable to prosecution. Torres says those are unacceptable figures especially when there are other ways to hand over an unwanted dog.

Luckily for the Boxer-cross, he is being nursed back to health by the SPCA and already has an adoption lined up.