Dogs thrown from moving car on Wash. freeway on-ramp

Dogs thrown from moving car on Wash. freeway on-ramp
The dogs were not hurt.

VANCOUVER, Wash. – A driver rescued two dogs after they were thrown from a moving car in Vancouver on Wednesday night.

The man called 911 after he saw a car slow down on the on-ramp from NE Padden Parkway to northbound Interstate 205, according to Trooper Will Finn with Washington State Patrol. A door opened and someone threw two small dogs onto the shoulder.

The witness pulled over to check on the dogs and they both jumped into his car, Finn said.

The dogs, a male Chihuahua and female Cocker Spaniel, were not hurt. They both had collars on, but no tags.

The witness told the State Patrol that the suspect vehicle was a four-door white passenger car, possibly a mid-to-late-'90s Ford Taurus. The vehicle has a Washington license plate with three letters followed by four numbers, Finn said.

There were at least two people in the car, the witness said.

The dogs were taken to Critter Gitter, and later turned over to the Humane Society for Southwest Washington.

Finn said it’s unknown if the dogs have microchips with owner information.