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CHP rescues dog kicked out of vehicle on the side of a freeway near Placerville

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Witnessing animal abuse can be difficult, but according to the Humane Society of the Unites States, it is important not to turn away from animal cruelty. Here are tips to help stop animal abuse.
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Witnessing animal abuse can be difficult, but according to the Humane Society of the Unites States, it is important not to turn away from animal cruelty. Here are tips to help stop animal abuse.

California Highway Patrol investigators are seeking information after a dog was kicked out of a vehicle on the side of Highway 50 near Placerville on Sunday evening.

A witness reported seeing a vehicle slow down on westbound Highway 50 before a dog was let out and the vehicle sped away, CHP’s Placerville office said in a news release.

The dog, which looks similar to a boxer breed, was rescued by an arriving officer without harm, CHP says.

The incident happened about 6:30 p.m. near Greenstone Road, about halfway between Shingle Springs and Placerville, CHP’s news release said.

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

Anyone with information on who may have abandoned the dog can call CHP’s Placerville office at 916-861-1300 or El Dorado County animal services at 530-621-5795.

Witnessing animal abuse can be difficult, but according to the Humane Society of the Unites States, it is important not to turn away from animal cruelty. Here are tips to help stop animal abuse.

Michael McGough anchors The Sacramento Bee’s breaking news reporting team, covering public safety and other local stories. A Sacramento native and lifelong capital resident, he interned at The Bee while attending Sacramento State, where he earned a degree in journalism.
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