News Release - Update: Troopers investigate report of a dog tossed from vehicle on I-84
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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian, ID 83642 

For Immediate Release:  9/02/2020 at 9:00 a.m..
Please direct questions to the ISP Public Affairs Office

Update: Investigating troopers have identified the rightful owner of a puppy found on I-84 yesterday afternoon. The dog had been reported stolen earlier in the day from a home in Nampa. 
Troopers have been in contact with shelter managers at the West Valley Humane Society, where workers have been caring for the puppy since it was recovered. 
Although it appears the little dog will be reunited with his family, investigators with both Idaho State Police and Nampa Police would still like to find out who took the puppy.

Anyone who may have information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 208-343-COPS. Tips can be anonymous and also made online at, or leave a tip using the "P3 Tips" app for your mobile device.


Previously Released, Tues., Sept. 1, 5:45 p.m.

Idaho State Police are looking for anyone driving on Interstate 84 through Nampa this afternoon who may have seen something tossed from a window of a moving car. That something tossed was, according to one witness, a puppy. 
The incident reportedly happened at about 2:20 p.m. on the westbound interstate in Nampa. An ISP Trooper happened by moments later and was flagged down by a woman who said she saw the incident and pulled over to help the puppy. 
Although the woman says she witnessed the puppy being tossed from the car, she was not able to describe either the vehicle or the person(s) inside. 
The trooper called Canyon County Animal Control who picked up the animal. The puppy is currently receiving care at the West Valley Humane Society. Folks at the Humane Society say the puppy is a Shitzu, and likely about 10 weeks old. He suffered some road rash around his mouth and paws but otherwise, thankfully, appears okay. And the little dog will have a bright future; the woman who stopped to help the pup says she will adopt the dog if a proper owner isn't found. 
But troopers would like to know just how the puppy ended up getting scuffed up on the interstate. Anyone who may have information on who may have tossed the puppy onto the roadway is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 208-343-COPS. Tips can be anonymous and also made online at  
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