Puppy thrown from vehicle on Madison street injured, leg amputated

2-month-old puppy recovering in a cast

2-month-old Kringle

A puppy injured after reportedly being thrown from a vehicle on a Madison street is recovering, the Dane County Humane Society said Monday.

The humane society said the 2-month-old dog, named Kringle, was found by a good Samaritan after she saw him thrown out the window of a moving car on Park Street in Madison.

The woman rushed the injured puppy to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Veterinary Care, where veterinarians gave him pain medication to make him more comfortable before he was taken to the Dane County Humane Society for further care.

The DCHS Animal Medical Services team discovered Kringle had a fractured front right leg. According to the news release, the break was severe, and it was determined amputation would give Kringle the best chance at a happy and healthy future.

“Despite all these traumatic events, Kringle’s loving personality can’t help but shine through,” DCHS spokeswoman Marissa DeGroot said. “As soon as you stepped into his kennel, Kringle would excitedly greet you with a tail wag and flop over for belly rubs.”

Following a successful amputation surgery, Kringle is recovering with a loving foster family, the humane society said Monday. Once he’s healed, he will return to DCHS in search of a family and a fresh start in the new year.

The humane society said community support gives the organization the ability to respond to emergency situations like Kringle’s case, and DCHS helps thousands of animals every year. The organization said it accepts donations to help provide care, and online donations through Tuesday will be doubled up to $10,000 through a matching gift challenge from the Don & Marilyn Anderson Foundation, according to a news release.

DCHS is a private, non-profit, open-admission shelter accepting all animals that need help regardless of age, health status or temperament, the organization said. All healthy or treatable animals can stay at DCHS as long as it takes to find a loving home.