An animal welfare organization Thursday sought public help to identify the people who abandoned a small brown-and-white dog on the Hollywood (101) Freeway in the Hollywood area.
The incident occurred about 2:35 p.m. last Friday on the northbound freeway between Melrose Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard, according to Ana Bustilloz of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles.
“The dog, possibly a Terrier mix, was intentionally released on the 101 Freeway by a group of what appeared to be four young women in a white (Chrysler) Sebring convertible,” Bustilloz said.
“A witness reported that the car was in the No. 2 lane when it came to an almost complete stop in congested traffic,” Bustilloz said. “Then the passenger door opened, and the dog was tossed onto the freeway. The door shut and the car continued onward. The dog was last seen running southbound on the freeway between cars.”
Bustilloz circulated a photo of the suspects’ car, apparently taken by another motorist. It was described as a white 2000 model Chrysler Sebring convertible with a black top, license number 6CXS845.
“The suspect or suspect or suspects could face felony charges for intentional animal cruelty, a $20,000 fine, and jail time,” Bustilloz said.
Anyone knowing the identity of the suspects or the location of the dog was urged to call the spcaLA Animal Cruelty Tipline at (800) 540-SPCA, or use the group’s animal cruelty reporting form at www.spcaLA.com.
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