By all accounts, Callie is a sweetheart who has had a rough start to her young life.
Callie, a 10-month-old Westie mixed breed, was rescued Sunday by a Chicago police officer who was responding to a domestic dispute call, according to Fetching Tails animal rescue. The officer found the dog barely moving on the ground in an alley. When he responded to the domestic situation between a boyfriend and girlfriend, he learned that the children in the family had found the dog as a stray and brought her home over a month earlier. The boyfriend had been threatening to throw the dog out the window, and was accused of making good on his threats.
Callie suffered a fractured neck, pelvis and ribs. She underwent surgery to repair her fractured pelvis, and her neck was placed in a splint. Her ribs should heal on their own, according to Fetching Tails. In spite of being in a great deal of pain, shelter staff said Callie was extremely sweet throughout the ordeal. She is resting comfortably now in a foster home, where she will spend several months recovering from her injuries before she is available for adoption.
The man accused of throwing Callie out the window was arrested, but since there were no witnesses who would go on the record to confirm his actions, he will only face a misdemeanor charge, instead of a felony charge, according to the officer.