Phoenix police are trying to track down a tow truck driver believed to have tossed out a handful of puppies and their momma in the middle of the road.
Investigators say four pups were tossed out of a moving vehicle and left in the middle of the street Saturday morning.
Rosie Garcia said she was walking down the 5200 block of McDowell when she saw the driver dump the dogs.
"This car stopped with his hazards and lets momma dog out and four babies," Garcia said.
In the middle of a busy road, Garcia said the puppies' mother was hit by a car. Shortly after being left there, but she hobbled off and the puppies ran after her.
Garcia and her friends ran after them.
"We got all the other cars to stop and we got them across the other side of the road and we flagged down a cop," Garcia said. "The puppies are safe but we don't know what happened to the mom, the mom ran."
The girls flagged down a Phoenix police officer and he took the puppies to the Maricopa County Animal Care Center.
"Their health, just looking at them visually, looks to be good but unknown about 7 weeks old," officer Mario Bertuccelli said. "They're most likely vischla mix possible mixed with a lab or pit bull possibly."
The puppies, three males and one female, are now up for adoption.
Their injured mother is believed to be in a neighborhood near McDowell and 51st Avenue.
Police are looking for whoever left the dogs in the middle of the busy road, believed to be driving a black tow truck.
"It shouldn't be tolerated under any circumstance," Bertuccelli said.
"They don't have any human decency in them," Garcia said.
If you're interested in adopting one of the puppies go to: www.maricopa.gov/Pets/Hours.aspx