A woman, who has been taken for a mental health evaluation, claimed that “dogs can fly” before throwing a helpless Jack Russell terrier over the side of a Florida bridge on Wednesday. According to Thursday’s Sun-Sentinel, the dog somehow survived the fall, despite the estimated 50 foot drop from the Blue Heron bridge in Riviera beach.
A lifeguard at the park comforted the injured dog, whose name is “BJ,” until help arrived. Witnesses observed the dog in a great deal of pain after he was hurled to the ground, though one person did notice that he was trying to sit up. Amazingly, BJ did not break anything when he hit the ground, though he dislocated one leg and is in pain.
BJ was taken to the Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control and he will remain there, receiving care, for the foreseeable future. According to animal care and control, BJ was adopted from the shelter back in 2010 – the girl who is accused of hurling him from the bridge is part of his adoptive family. She may face charges for the cruel incident.
If the family chooses to surrender the dog, he will be put up for adoption, or transferred to a rescue group.
It is incredibly hard to watch. This poor pup was seriously injured after a human threw him off the Singer Island bridge (HIS UPDATE) http://cbs12.com/news/local/dog-thrown-off-blue-heron-bridge
Posted by CBS 12 News on Wednesday, January 18, 2017