Puppy launched from car at 60mph on dual carriageway as police launch appeal

Police have launched a manhunt to find the owners of a dog who was thrown from the window of a moving vehicle at high speeds of 60mph. Chris Hallan was left in shock after he witnessed the young lurcher puppy being hurled from the oncoming truck on the A52 in Radcliffe-on-Trent, Notts. The teenager was travelling along the dual carriageway at approximately 2:45pm on Wednesday October 20 when he spotted something “flying through the air”, the Daily Record also reports.

He immediately pulled over into a lay-by to investigate and found the puppy seriously injured, whimpering and bleeding heavily. Chris, who works at a McDonald’s nearby, carried the lurcher whose name is Ice, into the boot of his car and sped to the nearest vets, Minister Vets in Nottingham, for treatment. Sadly, Ice’s injuries were too severe for even the most skilled vet, and he had to be put to sleep.

Chris said: “It was just the most horrific thing I have ever seen, the poor thing didn’t stand a chance.

“I was driving along the road when I noticed something flying through the air as I passed an old farmer-type pick-up truck coming in the opposite direction. “I pulled into a lay-by and ran over to help and two other guys who also stopped said they had seen a commotion in the back seat just as it happened. “So we’re pretty sure it was deliberately thrown and just don’t understand how anyone could want to do that to a dog.

“The noise coming from him was heartbreaking, he was in so much pain so I took him to the RSPCA at first. “But they said they couldn’t do anything so I took him to a vets and they came out to my car and sedated him and put him on a stretcher. “I went to work and my mum phoned me later on to say it hadn’t survived.

“He had suffered broken bones in his pelvis and internal injuries which they couldn’t operate on. “I was devastated because if he had lived we were going to provide him with his forever home. Sign up to Edinburgh Live newsletters for more headlines straight to your inbox

“We know his name was Ice from the microchip but the dodgy thing was when the vets called up the name on the chip, they just said ‘oh I’ve sold that dog’. “I’m convinced this was done on purpose. If it was an accident you would know something had happened and you would stop.

“You wouldn’t drive off and leave him lying there on the side of the road to die.” A spokeswoman from the vets added: “He was just so terrified and in a lot of pain. “We had to sedate him while in the back of the car before we could take him out to examine him, which is when the scans showed the problems of the internal injuries.”

Nottinghamshire Police have launched an investigation and have appealed for any witnesses or those with information to get in touch.

Inspector Rob Lawton said he was “deeply saddened” by the incident and asked anyone with information or dashcam footage to come forward.

He added: “Whilst the vehicle is yet to be traced, we will of course review any new or further information provided to us.”