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8-week-old pup thrown from car in Phoenix up for adoption

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An 8-week-old puppy that was thrown from a car suffered broken toes and is recuperating at the Arizona Animal Welfare League and SPCA in Phoenix. (Source: AAWL & SPCA) An 8-week-old puppy that was thrown from a car suffered broken toes and is recuperating at the Arizona Animal Welfare League and SPCA in Phoenix. (Source: AAWL & SPCA)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

An 8-week-old puppy thrown from a car in west Phoenix will be up for adoption at the Arizona Animal Welfare League and SPCA in Phoenix starting Friday.

Witnesses who saw the puppy thrown from the car said he was crying and limping when they got to it.

AAWL staff named the dog Timmy and said he has recovered and is ready for a forever home.

There was only a vague location and generic white car description provided by witnesses, not enough information to file a police report or animal cruelty report, so AAWL staff focused on the medical needs of the puppy, AAWL Operations Manager Michael Morefield told CBS 5 News.

An AAWL and SPCA veterinarian said the toes were broken on Timmy's left front foot. Morefield said Timmy had surgery and the black-and-white puppy had to have a cast on his left leg.

The adoption process will involve a face-to-pup meeting with potential adopters, who also will be asked a series of questions about dog ownership to determine the best possible adoptive person or family, Morefield said.

AAWL officials said people who can no longer keep an animal don't have to resort to such primitive means of disposal, and that the animal can be surrendered to the state's largest no-kill animal shelter.

"AAWL does whatever it takes to help the animals that we rescue, or that are brought to us," said Judith Gardner, president and CEO of AAWL and SPCA, a nonprofit organization. "Because this requires resources that are over and above our annual budget, we created the 'Medical Miracle Fund' to help pay for some of the extraordinary medical expenses for animals in need of specialized surgeries or treatments."

Morefield said Timmy's expenses could reach $1,500.

Donations to the fund go directly toward medical expenses for homeless animals, according to Morefield.

Owner surrenders are by appointment and the pets must pass basic health and behavior evaluations, AAWL officials said.

If you're interested in adopting Timmy, contact AAWL at 602-273-6852 or visit aawl.org.

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