Video: Dalmation thrown from car in Boca recovers at local animal shelter

Buster, an emaciated Dalmation, was tossed from a black SUV near Camino Real Road in Boca Raton on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office. (Contributed)

Buster, an emaciated Dalmatian, was tossed from a black SUV near Camino Real Road in Boca Raton on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. (Contributed)

Buster, a malnourished yet rambunctious young Dalmatian, sprinted inside a fenced play area at Tri-County Animal Rescue on Thursday, just days after the pup was tossed from a moving vehicle.

The animal shelter, on Boca Rio Road west of Boca Raton, is nursing Buster back to health while the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office searches for clues in Buster’s abandonment.

The Dalmatian was thrown from the passenger window of a black SUV on Camino Real Road over the weekend, according to a witness, Lisa Gabrielle, who took the dog in and cared for him. She named him Buster.

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Buster, about a year-and-a-half old and 23 pounds underweight, must be healthy before he can be adopted.

“He’s doing much better,” said Jackie Lawton, assistant director at Tri-County.

The shelter unfortunately sees cases like this often, despite the fact that it accepts unwanted pets based on it’s space availability, Lawton said.

Tri-County is currently home to about 100 cats and dogs of all ages and breeds.

Anyone with information on Buster’s abandonment is asked to contact the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office at 561-992-1133 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.

For information on adoptions at Tri-County Animal Shelter, visit the shelter at 21287 Boca Rio Road, or call (561) 482-8110. The shelter is also seeking donations and volunteers.