NAMPA, Idaho — UPDATE: Idaho State Police troopers found the rightful owner of a puppy found on I-84 Tuesday afternoon, according to a news release. The Shih Tzu was reported stolen from a home in Nampa earlier in the day.
ISP troopers have been in contact with the West Valley Humane Society shelter managers, where the puppy has been cared for since it was found. The dog will be reunited with his family, but investigators with ISP and Nampa Police would like to find out who stole the dog.
If you have any information, call CrimeStoppers at 208-343-COPS or go to the CrimeStoppers website. You can remain anonymous.
ORIGINAL STORY: Idaho State Police are looking for witnesses who may have seen a puppy thrown from a moving car on I-84 in Nampa Tuesday afternoon.
Police say a trooper was flagged down around 2:20 p.m. by a woman on westbound I-84 in Nampa after she pulled over to help a puppy she said she saw thrown out a window. She could not describe either the vehicle the dog was thrown form nor the suspect, according to police.
The puppy, a 10-week-old Shih tzu, is currently receiving care at the West Valley Humane Society. The puppy suffered road rash around his mouth and paws but is otherwise OK, police said. The woman who found the dog plans to adopt it if a proper owner isn't found, according to police.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 208-343-COPS or submit an anonymous tip at 343cops.com.