Animal Control has person of interest after dog is thrown from moving vehicle

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by Johnny Archer

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 19, 2011 at 11:37 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 21 at 1:22 PM

(WHAS11)  Harrison County Animal Control now has a person of interest involved with throwing a dog out of a moving car and officers say it was the local community’s outreach that helped keep that dog alive and led them to their suspect.

“I just pet her head and looked into those beautiful eyes and told her ‘no one will ever do anything bad to you again’,” said Rebecca Eaves, a local animal rights activist as she remembers talking to Bambie.  Two-year-old Bambie is a Cocker Spaniel and is recovering after being thrown from a speeding car Friday.  Harrison County Animal Control have zeroed in on a person of interest involved in the case.

“We got a lot of phone calls giving us information about this particular incident,” said Bruce LaHue, a Harrison County Animal Control officer.  Animal neglect, animal torture and criminal recklessness are some of the possible charges the suspect could face for throwing Bambie out of car on Highway 135 in New Salisbury.

Rebecca Eaves, with the Shamrock Arrow Fund, has now stepped in to take care of Bambie.  The group helps severely abused animals in Kentucky and southern Indiana.  “I talked to Officer LaHue and he said she’s at the shelter and I knew that she must be in a lot of pain,” said Eaves.

Bambie suffers from multiple fractures to her pelvic area.  Eaves is thankful that Bambie is still alive.  “We’re praying that they catch the people that did this,” said Eaves.

A surgeon will check on Monday to see if Bambie needs surgery.  You can help out with Bambie’s medical costs by going to http://www.shamrockpets.com/
 

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