Trooper is one of the two beagles thrown from the back seat of a moving Dodge Durango on Interstate 81, Wednesday, December 12th.

The Broome County Humane Society says both dogs are doing very well. Trooper has been moved to a foster home so he can continue to recover, Adam has been spending a lot of time with staff and being spoiled!

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I asked The Broome County Humane Society when Adam and Trooper will be up for adoption, what should people do who want to be considered and if there have been any arrests in the case?

At this time Trooper is still recovering in his foster home and has a few vet appointments ahead of him. We are planning on being able to place the dogs together once they are cleared for adoption (at this time we do not have a date for that). We are asking that anyone who would be interested in them to please fill out an Adoption Application. The application can be found on our website As far as an arrest we have not received word from police regarding that yet.


NYS Police Troop C at Homer is seeking our help in locating the people responsible for throwing the dogs out of a moving vehicle in Cortland County...The truck driver told troopers he observed a vehicle which he believes to be an older Dodge Durango slow down, roll down their rear passenger window and throw the dogs out of the window. He described the vehicle as very dirty and had rust along the hatch near the bumper area. He told troopers he immediately stopped to get the dogs to safety...The vehicle was traveling south on I-81 between the Marathon and Whitney Point exit at approximately 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 12th, anyone with information is asked to call New York SP Homer at (607)749-1614.

New York State Police
New York State Police

PETA has issued awards to the NYS Troopers and Adam the truck driver who was instrumental in rescuing the dogs. There is also a $16,500 reward (possibly more as PETA has donated another $500) being offered in the conviction of the suspect(s) who threw two dogs out of the moving vehicle on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, on I-81 south in Marathon, NY.

Trooper had numerous injuries including two fractured legs, broken ribs, a lung contusion and is was at Colonial Animal Hospital in Ithaca. After X-rays and seeing an orthopedic specialist he had surgery in an attempt to keep both legs, but due to the extent of his injuries, only one could be saved. Thankfully, Adam only had road rash and is doing well.

Anyone with information is asked to call New York SP Homer at (607)749-1614.

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