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Puppy thrown from bridge into Wisconsin river

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Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin Facebook page. Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin Facebook page.

JANESVILLE, Wis. - A southern Wisconsin animal shelter is trying to help a dog who was reportedly thrown from a bridge in Janesville.

According to a Facebook post by the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin, a man was fishing in the Rock River when he saw someone walk the dog up the Memorial Bridge, unhook its leash, and throw it into the river.

The dog was able to swim to shore where he was later taken to the shelter to be cared for.

The shelter is now trying to figure out what happened, wondering whether the pup could have been stolen and trying to find a lead so police can find who was responsible.

Here's what the Humane Society wrote on their Facebook page: 

Anyone recognize this little guy? He's just a puppy, under a year old, and was brought to us by a gentleman who saw something awful. He told us he was fishing when he saw a young person walk the dog up the Memorial Bridge, unhook its leash, and throw it into the water. The little dog swam to the side of the river and then was brought to us. We're now caring for this pup and we just can't imagine someone would do this to their own dog so we are wondering if this dog might have been stolen. If so, we would love to find his family. If not, we would love to be able to give the Janesville Police Department a lead on finding whoever is responsible for this terrible act of cruelty. If you recognize this pup or have any information on this case please send us a message.

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