Help find dog abusers |

Help find dog abusers

On Tuesday, March 19, witness(es) reported seeing a dog being intentionally dragged behind a pickup truck at approximately 20 mph. This occurred in Placer County, the Lincoln area, on a rural paved road. A passerby saw the dog lying at roadside, in a pool of its own blood, alive, and, when approached by the woman passerby, able to stand. The dog was brought to a veterinary facility where it was treated, and brought to stable condition. Authorities and humane society personnel were notified.

The truck is described as a white Toyota, with a toolbox in the back. The driver was judged to be a male in his late teens, early 20s, the other person, also male, same approximate age, rode in the bed of the pickup, presumably observing the dog’s desperate attempts to keep up.

A $5,000 reward is offered for information leading to the arrest of these two, who are guilty of felonious animal cruelty.

It is instinctive for humans to feel compassion for an animal in pain, and anger at the person who caused it. In the two men who dragged this dog, these instincts possibly were impaired by substance abuse, or more frightening, lacking altogether.

As you keep eyes and ears open, keep foremost in your mind that willingness to abuse an animal often translates into willingness to abuse a human. It has to do with callous indifference, or more horribly, enjoyment of another’s suffering.

The dog, possibly an Australian shepherd/border collie cross, reacts sweetly to caretakers, but when hands are raised, flinches. Draw your own conclusions, and help apprehend these two deviates.

Diane Krage

Grass Valley

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