A little dog who was thrown out of an SUV in Everett last month has been reunited with his rightful owner.
Theron Miller, 54, of Montana, picked up his Chihuahua-beagle mix at the Everett police station on Monday afternoon, putting an end to a weekslong ordeal that began Jan. 30.
Miller said he works as a truck driver and brings his dog, Tedge, wherever he goes. On Jan. 30 he stopped to make a delivery at a warehouse in Everett and let Tedge out of the truck to run around for a little bit. A few minutes later, Miller called for Tedge. But there was no sign of him.
“I spent all night looking for him,” said Miller.
Miller looked and looked, but never found him.
Then he went online and looked up the Everett animal control officer. That’s when he saw a photo of Tedge, and learned what happened to him. According to Everett police, the dog was allegedly tossed out of a window of a moving SUV on Revere Beach Parkway, where he was later rescued by two good Samaritans.
The little dog was bleeding and was taken to the Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital in Woburn. He had a serious wound on one of his hind legs, which ultimately had to be amputated.
Miller said he was devastated when he heard what his beloved pet had gone through.
“It was terrible,” he said.
Tedge has spent the past few weeks recuperating from his injuries under the care of Melissa Guevin, who runs The Dogmother LLC, a doggy day care and boarding service in Peabody.
Guevin said his stitches are out, he’s no longer wearing a cone, and he’s made “an excellent recovery.”
“He’s been great,” she said. “He’s super happy.”
On Monday the Everett Police Department posted photos of Miller holding Tedge at the police station. “The incident is still under investigation by the Everett PD,” police wrote. “[Tedge] is happy to be home and looking forward to getting back on the road with Theron. Safe travels to you both and glad this one had a happy ending.”
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