Good Samaritan rescues dog thrown from moving car in Hill District

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PITTSBURGH - A good Samaritan rescued a dog that was thrown from a moving car Thursday morning.
 
Officials from the Animal Rescue League in Pittsburgh said the West Highland terrier was thrown from a car in the Hill District.
 
“I saw the dog walking on the side of the road by itself.  It looked old and kind of worn down, so I pulled over and picked up the dog,” said good Samaritan Mike Carter.
 
Carter spotted the dog being pushed out of a dark-colored car.
 
“My first instinct was to chase down the car,” said Carter.
 
Carter got the dog some water and food and took it to the Animal Rescue League.
 
Humane officers said the dog was bleeding but it didn’t appear to be serious.
 
“I just hate seeing cruelty in any kind of way,” said Carter.

On Thursday night, the Animal Rescue League told Channel 11 a microchip helped workers find the dog’s owner.  The owner said he or she had been looking for the dog for days. 

The shelter verified the owner’s story and said the description of the car the dog was thrown from did not match the owner’s car. 

The dog is back home with its owner and will be treated at a private vet for injuries sustained.