Aided by the St. Rose Fire Department, the St. Charles Parish Animal Control and St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office rescued a dog tossed off the elevated portion of Interstate 310 southbound.
They responded to a call at about 6:49 p.m. Tuesday that a dog had been thrown off the interstate in St. Rose. Witnesses who saw the incident notified authorities.
On arrival, officers observed a female pit bull alive on a small piece of land in the swamp below the interstate. They rescued the dog within 45 minutes (see the rescue video below).
Believed to be five to seven years old, “the dog appears to be in good health except for some skin issues,” according to the Sheriff’s Office.
The dog is being held at the parish Animal Shelter, where she will remain at least until Oct. 6 if not claimed by her owner and will then be eligible for adoption.
The Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in identifying whoever who threw the dog over the guard rail and into the swamp.
The aggravated animal cruelty case is under investigation.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (985) 783-6807.