The Placer County SPCA says a 1-year-old Pit Bull was thrown from a moving truck July 15, and the driver didn’t stop.
The truck had sped up to beat a yellow traffic light along Blue Oaks Boulevard, tossing the unsecured dog from the bed and onto the pavement below, according to investigators.
The SPCA says two drivers behind the truck stopped to help the dog. One then searched the area for the truck but came up empty. The truck did not return to the scene.
The dog, named Tundra, is said to have only sustained “superficial” injuries and is recovering at the Placer County SPCA. Other dogs that have fallen out of moving cars have been known to have worse injuries or even die.
It’s illegal to have an unsecured dog riding in the back of a pickup truck.
The SPCA says those who may wish to adopt Tundra should visit her at 150 Corporation Yard Road in Roseville.