A woman was facing criminal charges after throwing her dog after a bridge because she thought it could fly.
The woman tossed the small 30-pound black and white dog off a South Florida Bridge without even a second thought.
The Palm Beach Post reported that the Jack Russell Terrier mix named BJ fell to the ground and dislocated his leg as a result. As of Jan. 18, the dog was listed in serious but stable condition.
It’s a miracle the dog was even alive. According to the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel, the dog plunged 40 to 50 feet before it hit the ground. After the woman threw the dog off the bridge, she allegedly laughed, then went for a swim in the water.
Laura Weinberger told the Sun Sentinel she witnessed the entire ordeal.
“It did attempt to sit up. It was yelping really badly,” she said. “We had to turn away. It was just horrible to see a dog in so much pain and shock. But it did seem as though it was trying to sit up.”
Not surprisingly, little BJ was taken from its owner. The owner is subject to a mental health evaluation and will likely face animal cruelty charges, at least.
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For thousands of years, dogs have provided companionship and support for humans, whether in daily life, hunting or in war. They obviously deserve better treatment than this.
Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control’s Capt. David Walesky said they are hopeful the dog will pull through.
“He’s not completely out of the woods yet,” Walesky said.
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