Friday was quite the day for a puppy in our region.
Around noon, Brittany Gartin was driving in Big Ugly, at the intersection of North Fork Road, when she witnessed that puppy being thrown from the passenger side window of a Jeep.
She grabbed the dog and chased down the vehicle to get plate number. "They even went as far as to get the license plate number, and then the first thing they did was bring it to the animal hospital,” said Eva Kordusky, a member of the Boone Animal Rescue Coalition.
That’s where we met the puppy. No injuries, just a happy little guy. Troopers with the West Virginia State Police tracked that license plate number. It came back to a rental car company. The Jeep had been returned already, but troopers already have a good idea of who the suspects are and arrests are expected soon.
Kordusky said, "I always say, people never cease to amaze me, both sides, the good and the bad." Sadly, not all of these situations have happy ending, but in this case, it does. The Boone Animal Rescue Coalition has stepped in to foster the pup.
In the mean time, he has been very appropriately named, “Roady”.
If you have any information on this case, you’re asked to contact the Boone County detachment of the West Virginia State Police.
Troopers said, once arrested, the suspects will face at least one felony animal cruelty charge.
To find out more about B.A.R.C, go to facebook.com/BARCWV.