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Dog Tossed Onto 101 Freeway from Car, Investigators Looking for Suspects

Animal protective services are currently investigating a case of animal cruelty that left one dog abandoned on the 101 Freeway.

The incident occurred around 2:35 p.m. on Aug. 3 between the Melrose Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard exits.

A witness reported that a 2000 Chrysler Sebring two-door convertible came to a near-complete stop on the busy freeway and tossed the small dog out from an open passenger door.

The vehicle is white with the license plate 6CXS845, and possibly had four young women inside.

The suspect or suspects could face felony charges for intentional animal cruelty, a $20,000 fine and jail time, according to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles. 

The brown-and-white dog is possibly a Terrier-mix, and was last seen running southbound on the freeway between cars.

Both California Highway Patrol and spcaLA arrived on the scene and searched the surrounding area for the dog, but the dog has not been found.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact spcaLA via the Animal Cruelty Tipline at 800-540-SPCA (7722) or their online animal cruelty reporting form.

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