Knoxville Police said an investigation is underway after officers rescued a puppy which had been thrown from an overpass on Alcoa Highway.
According to records, an officer was parked beneath the overpass near Tyson Skate Park in his cruiser when he heard “a deep male voice grunting and cursing.” The officer said he heard a loud impact and a dog whining.
Upon investigation, the officer reportedly found a female puppy bleeding from her mouth with abrasions on her paws. The officer said the dog appeared to have a broken leg.
The officers measured the drop from the bridge and determined the fall to be 29 feet and 9 inches.