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Dog thrown from car and run over in Chicopee

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On the morning of May 21, 2014, a motorist witnessed a small dog being thrown from a moving vehicle on Carew Street, near East Street, in Chicopee, Mass., according to MassLive. The 7-pound dog was then run over by the rear wheel of the car he was just thrown out of.

Harry, as he is now called, is a one-year-old male schnauzer/terrier mix that was rescued by the witness. He was brought to the Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Adoption and Control Center (TJO) for emergency care.

The tiny dog suffered from shock but is improving. Harry has received fluids and pain medication, and is considered stable, but the next 24 to 48 hours are critical. It is possible there is internal bleeding. He will require radiographs on Thursday to determine if there are any broken bones.

The witness told TJO that the small dog was deliberately thrown from the car, which he described as a black Nissan Maxima. The MSPCA Law Enforcement team is investigating.

Anyone with any information regarding this crime should call the MSPCA at 617-522-6008 or 800-628-5808, or TJO at 413-781-1484. For updates, please visit TJO's Facebook page.

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