Police looking for driver who threw dog out of moving vehicle

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The Shih Tzu found after being tossed from car - Macomb Co. Sheriff

MT. CLEMENS, Mich. – Macomb County investigators are looking for the person who allegedly threw a dog from a moving vehicle.

The incident happened March 1st on northbound Gratiot Avenue in Mt. Clemens, Michigan.

Witnesses called 911 after seeing the injured Shih-Tzu mix along the road, believing that it had been hit by a car. Macomb County Animal Control Officers determined that the dog had been thrown out the passenger-side window of a dark-colored, hatchback-style sedan.  The vehicle was in the center lane when the dog was ejected.

Surveillance photo - dark vehicle is suspected of throwing dog from window. From Macomb Co. Sheriff

Surveillance photo – dark vehicle is suspected of throwing dog from window. From Macomb Co. Sheriff

The dog suffered a broken pelvis in the incident.

Macomb Sheriff’s detectives checked surveillance cameras and found the vehicle had pulled into the Mt. Clemens Post Office at 155 S. Main.

Anyone with information should call the Sheriff’s Office at 586-307-9456 or the Animal Control Division at 586-469-5115.

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