CHP Officer Rescues Dog Kicked Out of Car, Abandoned on NorCal Highway

CHP released this photo of the rescued dog on Aug. 11, 2019.

CHP released this photo of the rescued dog on Aug. 11, 2019.

The California Highway Patrol is searching for a motorist who abandoned a dog on the side of a highway in Placerville Sunday after kicking the canine out of a car.

Officers responded around 6:30 p.m. to a report of a dog on the side of the westbound 50 Freeway at Greenstone, according to a post on CHP-Placerville’s Facebook page.

A witness reporting seeing a vehicle slow down before a dog was kicked out of it. The vehicle then sped away, leaving the canine on the side of the road.

“Not sure what would bring someone to abandoning an innocent dog on a freeway,” CHP officials said in the post. “We will reserve further comment on that.”

An officer responded and rescued “this good boy” before any harm came to the dog, according to the post.

The officer and the canine quickly became friends, the post stated.

Anyone who can no longer care for a pet is urged to safely surrender their animal so a loving home can be found.

CHP has no description of the car or the person who abandoned the dog, but is encouraging anyone with information to call 916-861-1300 or contact El Dorado County Animal Services at 5

30-621-5795.

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