EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13) — It’s a happy ending for a dog who was abandoned by his owner on the side of Highway 50.

Andre the dog. (credit: El Dorado County Animal Services)

The El Dorado County Animal Shelter said “Andre” is now up for adoption. A driver kicked Andre out of their car and left him on the side of the highway earlier this month.

According to California Highway Patrol’s Placerville division, a witness saw a car slow down – then saw someone kick the dog out. The car then sped off.

A CHP officer quickly rescued the Rottweiler Mastiff mix.

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The animal shelter said two people have already filled out applications to take Andre home.

Andre is estimated to be about two and a half years old.

You can view his shelter information here.