UPDATE 5/22/09 – Pair Who Tossed Dog From Moving Car Want Dog Back – VIDEO
These two wastes of human life, Jimmy Correa, 24, and Jenny Torres, 31, of New Bedford, MA, have each been charged with two felony counts of cruelty to animals for abandoning and throwing an animal from a moving vehicle after tossing a Chihuahua in a West End neighborhood.
Witnesses were amazed when as they were driving along, Correa opened his window and tossed Princess, a 2-year-old Chihuahua from the vehicle and drove off. An hour later the couple drove back by and remarked that the “stupid dog” was still where they threw it.
This gave witnesses a chance to take down their license plate number and call the police. Correa and Torres were tracked down. Correa defended himself by saying the dog did not belong to him but to his girlfriend who told him to toss it out. Needless to say, both these lower lifeforms were picked up and got to try on a cage for size. They will be arraigned in New Bedford District Court today.
As for little Princess, she was pretty traumatized from the incident but will be fine. She was taken to Forever Paws Animal Shelter in Fall River where she will be able to find a loving new home!
This is one of those few cases where all’s well that ends well. Pooch safe and sound, trash arrested and charged.
Police spokesman Lt. Jeffrey Silva said, “The true story is not the cruelty and callousness of the culprits but the compassion and cohesion of a neighborhood that stepped up to save this dog and help us crack this case. This is community policing at its finest and highlights how cases get solved.”