Dog Dumped on Hwy 50

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 11, 2019 / comments

[CHP Placerville]

About 6:30 pm Sunay, Placerville CHP was sent to a call of a dog on the freeway, westbound US-50 at Greenstone.

A witness reported that a vehicle had slowed down, kicked the dog out of the vehicle and then sped off.

Fortunately, Officer Merkel got there quickly and rescued this good boy before he was harmed. As you can see, they became fast friends.

Not sure what would bring someone to abandoning an innocent dog on a freeway. We will reserve further comment on that.

If you can no longer care for your pet there are many places to safely surrender and find a new home for them. The freeway is not one of those places.

If you have any information on who may have abandoned this good boy, please call us at 916-861-1300 or El Dorado County Animal Services at 530-621-5795.