Special photo by Rachel Hardin
Dozer, 10-week-old boxer puppy, is healing nicely at McDonough Animal Hospital after being thrown from a moving vehicle in Jonesboro.
A 10-week-old boxer puppy named Dozer is recovering at the McDonough Animal Hospital after being thrown from a moving vehicle in Clayton County Tuesday.
Quincy Egbon McDonnell, 20, was arrested at a Jonesboro residence where the puppy was taken after being thrown from the car. He showed up to claim the animal, but instead was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing an officer after Animal Control officers called the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office when McDonnell became loud and argumentative.
“He was cussing in front of the children in the home. When officers showed up, he tried to run, but was caught,” said Capt. Brian Crisp, public information officer for the sheriff’s office. Crisp said they are considering adding cruelty to children charges.
As for Dozer, he is doing well. He’s receiving daily bandage treatments and pain medication.
Despite losing all the padding on his front paws, partial padding on his back paws, suffering road rash to his chest and chin, and having muscle exposed on his back legs, Dozer is mobile.
“If we let him, he’d be running around,” said Rachel Hardin, a vet technician at McDonough Animal Hospital.
She said he’s healing nicely and making good progress with new tissue already growing back.
“He wants to run and play, still loves people and only wants affection,” Hardin said. “He’s a sweet little puppy.”
Anyone interested in donating money for Dozer’s care can go to the McDonough Animal Hospital located at 123 Jonesboro Rd., McDonough, Ga., 30253 or call (770) 957-3927.