Elgin County OPP is investigating after four puppies were thrown out of a moving vehicle.
It was around 8:10 p.m. on Nov. 10 when police say a caller reported witnessing four Jack Russell puppies being tossed out of a vehicle that had pulled up near their driveway.
The residence is located on Talbot Line between Mckillop Road and Dunborough Road, police said, adding the vehicle had been driving at about 20 km/h when the puppies were thrown out.
The puppies appeared to be around six to seven weeks old. Three of the them were said to be injured.
“What happened, according to the original caller, was that when she was out looking to see what happened, and she found the puppies, is that another driver pulled over, because she saw someone in the ditch with a flashlight,” said Elgin OPP Cst. Adam Crewdson, adding the driver than took the three injured dogs to a London emergency veterinarian clinic. The current status of the three puppies is not known.
“The fourth puppy was kept by the caller,” said Crewdson. “That puppy wasn’t injured, so I guess it was deemed by the investigating officer that that was a good home for the one pup to be at.”
The suspect vehicle is described as an early 2000’s black, 4-door Ford Explorer with rusted rims and lower panels and a loud muffler.
“One male party (that) the homeowner was able to see (had) long dark, black hair. That was the only description that she had,” Crewdson said.
Anyone with further information on this incident is asked to contact the Elgin County OPP at 519-631-2920.
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