He’s making a recovery at a new home with a state trooper.
Rookie is one “lucky dog,” said Mark Myers, Oklahoma County sheriff’s spokesman.
On Dec. 5, a woman called 911 and reported that a man tossed Rookie, a 4-year-old German shepherd, off the SE 59 bridge over Interstate 40 in eastern Oklahoma County.
Rookie’s life was saved by the extra efforts of Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper Jennifer Fisher, an Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Department animal welfare worker, an animal shelter in Harrah and Oklahoma State University’s veterinary teaching hospital.
But investigators have not been so lucky solving the case.
The woman who reported the crime has not been located.
No arrests have been made although the reward for information in the case is up to $7,500.
“We would like to wrap this case up,” Myers said. “It’s imperative to the case that the woman who called 911 contacts us.”
A dispatcher was unable to get the woman’s contact information before the woman, who may have been driving on I-40, hung up.
Fisher responded and found Rookie injured under the I-40 bridge. Fisher said she knew then she had to adopt Rookie, and she has.
After surgery, Rookie went home with Fisher. His left leg was broken in four places.
Rookie was first taken to the Deer Creek Animal Hospital in Harrah before he was taken to the OSU veterinary teaching hospital.
The Humane Society of the United States has offered up to $5,000 reward. Barry and Becky Switzer added $1,000, and Max Fairchild and the AutoMax dealership committed another $1,500 to bring the total to $7,500.
Anyone with information about the crime can call the Oklahoma County sheriff’s office at 869-2501.