Police investigating pit bull fall off BQE

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GREENPOINT, Brooklyn (PIX11) -- Police are investigating reports of a pit bull being thrown off the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway at Meeker Avenue in Greenpoint, Brooklyn Tuesday evening.

A witness told PIX11 they saw the dog tumbling off the BQE during rush hour.

Dr. Brett Levitzke with the Veterinary Emergency & Referral Group is caring for the dog, now named "Meeker" because of where he was found.

Dr. Levitzke said the 3-year-old pit bull was brought in by a Good Samaritan.

The hospital says the non-profit Positive Tails  is finding donations for Meeker until adoption he can  be adopted.

Meeker was treated for a collapsed lung, which is consistent with a fall. He also may require surgery for other injuries.

It is unknown if the dog had an owner.

If you have any information on the incident, you should call the Veterinary Emergency and Referral Center at 718-522-9400.

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1 Comment

  • Marc Brown

    It would be nice if there was as much concern for the 120 animals pit bull type dogs maul and kill every single day. Why is that animal suffering, those horrific and painful deaths, so unimportant?

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