Police investigating how a dog came to be left injured on the A38 in Devon say they now believe it may have escaped form home before becoming hurt.
Officers responded to reports the dog had been thrown from a vehicle near Kennford services yesterday afternoon.
The black King Charles Spaniel was found with broken legs and is now thought to have sustained its injuries by running across the road.
Police will now review CCTV to found out how the dog got on to the road in the first place.
In a statement Devon & Cornwall Police said: