Knoxville Puppy Recovering

**Embargo: Nashville, TN** Police in Knoxville are searching for those responsible for throwing a puppy from a highway overpass.

KNOXVILLE, TN (WSMV) -- Police in Knoxville are searching for those responsible for throwing a puppy from a highway overpass overnight.

According to Knoxville Police, the incident happened around 3 a.m. off the Alcoa Highway overpass near Tyson Park. Officers were in the area at the time, found the animal and rendered aid on scene.

The puppy was transported to the University of Tennessee Veterinarian Medical Facility where it was determine she had non-life threatening injuries. Following treatment, she will be transported to Young-Williams Animal Center.

If you have any information, call the Knoxville Police Department Crime Hotline at 865-216-7212 or Animal Control at 865-215-8640.