ST. CHARLES PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Just before 7 p.m. Tuesday, deputies with the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office received a call about a dog being tossed over the elevated portion of I-310 SB into the swamp.
When deputies arrived, they found the dog was still alive on a small piece of land in the swamp.
With the help of the St. Rose Fire Department, the St. Charles Parish Animal Control and the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office, the pit bull was rescued within about 45 minutes. The dog was still wearing a collar and leash when she was rescued.
The female pit bull is believed to be between 5 and 7 years old. Officials say she appears to be in good health, except for some skin issues.
The dog is being held at the St. Charles Parish Animal Shelter where she will be held until at least October 6. If she is not claimed, she will be eligible for adoption.
The incident is under investigation. It is not clear if the owner threw the dog over, or if she was stolen.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office at 985-783-6807.