EVERETT, Mass. - A Montana man was reunited with his dog after the 1-year-old Chihuahua mix was thrown from a moving car last month in Everett.
Truck driver Theron Miller always takes his trusty companion Tedge with him whenever he hits the road.
Truck driver Theron Miller not coming empty-handed for his reunion with his dog Tedge. The 1y Chihuahua mix was badly injured after being thrown from a car last month. Miller brought mugs for animal control officers. Catch up on the story 👇🏾https://t.co/FQ92i9m1cc@boston25 pic.twitter.com/twF3sBIAU2— Crystal Haynes (@crystalhaynes) February 26, 2018
Miller tells Boston 25 News that last month, on Jan. 28, the two had stopped in Everett for the night after hauling a load of potatoes.
"I let him out, when I whistled to get him about five minutes later, he didn't come," said Miller.
Miller spent the night and the following days searching incessantly for Tedge, but didn't find him. He then checked the Everett Animal Control Facebook page to see if there were any updates on Tedge.
What Miller didn't know was that Tedge had been picked up by someone in a black Cadillac SUV and then thrown from the vehicle by that same driver, according to Everett Police.
Chris Desrochers and his friend Jamie found Tedge badly injured on the side of the road on Route 16.
"Once I seen that poor dog, I couldn't leave it alone," said Desrochers.
Tedge had to undergo two surgeries, including a leg amputation, but is recovering well.
He and Theron were then reunited at the Everett Police station on Monday.
"It feels great, feels good to hold him and love him again," said Miller.
The duo that rescued Tedge didn't go unnoticed. Chris and Jamie along with the owner of a local rescue all got citations from Mayor DeMaria for their joint efforts in rescuing the pup.
"I'm so happy I was able to save his life and he's recovering and I'm very, very happy," said Jamie.
Theron and his co-pilot now need to get back on the road for another potato load delivery.
Everett Police are currently working leads to find out who could have picked up Tedge and thrown him out of a car.
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