Puppy filmed being dragged down street by its owner needs surgery for cuts to its stomach
It’s just hard to accept that there are people out there that are so evil that they could do this to a defenseless puppy.
A 28-year-old man from Los Angeles is facing two charges of animal cruelty over a video that allegedly showed him dragging a puppy down a street.
Dossey James is being held on $145,000 bail after a concerned passerby, who filmed the incident, contacted police.
The heartbreaking footage shows a tiny bull terrier type puppy being dragged along on its stomach by its leash.
Witnesses said the puppy was leaving a trail of blood behind and that the owner continued to drag it for a ‘considerable distance’.
The owner dragged the dog up and down the street ‘because it refused to walk’ according to a police statement.
James was arrested for animal cruelty and the puppy was handed over to the Animal Cruelty Task Force.
The dog, which had several cuts on its legs and stomach, needed surgery but it is expected to make a full recovery, KTLA reported.
James had his bail set at $145,000 on January 7 because of other animal cruelty allegations made against him. He has a hearing scheduled for January 22.
…’Witnesses come to the realization that anyone that would commit such horrific acts of violence on defenseless animals could also do the same to humans,’ according to LAPD.
I agree with that last statement. In fact, if you research serial killers, you’ll find that they all tortured animals when they were young. Of course, that doesn’t mean that every guy dragging a puppy down the street in LA is going to murder people, but it does show an inhuman capacity to ignore or even enjoy inflicting suffering on another living creature. Anyone who can do that is not someone you’d want to trust with your life or the life of a child.