Authorities say someone witnessed the mastiff, Violet, get thrown out of a moving car on Gallahan Road, in Clinton, Maryland, reported ABC affiliate WJLA. A Good Samaritan who saw the shocking incident quickly stopped to help the estimated 4-year-old and called Prince George's County Animal Control. From there, Violet was taken in by Mutts Matter Rescue, brought to the vet and then placed with a foster family experienced in handling dogs in critical condition.
Violet now resides in Haymarket, Virginia, on Fat Dog Farm. Debbie Gretz, her foster mother, is overseeing her recovery to good health and spirits, Autumn Clayton, a volunteer and foster with Mutts Matter Rescue, told The Dodo.