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PETITION TARGET: New York State Police

UPDATE (4/13/2022): No one was connected to this crime, and the case has since been closed pending any new information, New York State Police Trooper Aga Dembinska told Lady Freethinker. Police will revisit the case if anyone provides new information. We are disappointed there was no accountability for this heinous act, but “Trooper and Adam ending up being adopted together and are doing just fine”, according to the Broome County Humane Society. We thank everyone who has signed this petition and we will continue to advocate for innocent animals. — Lady Freethinker Staff 


Two beagle mixes were hurled out the window of a moving car onto Interstate Highway 81 in Marathon, New York, one suffering from injuries so gruesome, he lost a leg.

The innocent dog suffered a compound fracture to his distal radius and ulna on one front leg, and a hairline fracture of the ulna on his other front leg. He also had lung contusions and broken ribs. In spite of best efforts from veterinarians, a front leg was so mangled that it had to be amputated. A long, painful road of recovery awaits.

A truck driver witnessed this horrific incident as it happened, and immediately pulled over to save the dogs. He was quickly assisted by state troopers before The Broome County Humane Society arrived to take the dogs into care.

The amputee was later named “Trooper” after the state troopers who assisted with the rescue. The younger dog — named Adam after the truck driver who stopped to bring these dogs to safety — luckily escaped without major physical injury.

New York State Police are searching for the people responsible for this disgusting act. They are looking for for an older model blue Dodge Durango that was traveling on Interstate 81 around 9:30 am on Wednesday, December 12.

Sign this petition urging police to use all available resources to track down the person/s responsible and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law, ensuring they never harm another animal again.

There is a $16,500 reward offered for information leading to the conviction of those responsible. Anyone with information is asked to call SP Homer at (607)749-1614.