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Woman Cited For Dragging Her Pit Bull

From wire service reports
Posted: 12/04/2008 03:14:28 PM PST

DOWNEY – A woman taking her pet pit bull to a Downey shelter today to be put to sleep was cited for animal cruelty when the dog jumped out of the bed of her pickup truck and was dragged the rest of the way, an animal control captain said.

The woman drove her truck into the parking lot of the Southeast Area Animal Control Authority’s shelter in the 9700 block of Seeaca Street in front of horrified bystanders, said Capt. Aaron Reyes, SEAACA’s director of operations.

The bloodied dog, named Prada, was immediately unleashed and taken into the facility’s veterinary division, where she is expected to recover, Reyes said.

The Norwalk woman told authorities she brought her 1-year-old pit bull to the shelter to be “put to sleep because it had a skin condition,” Reyes said.

“A female witness drove behind the (woman’s) truck and watched in horror as the dog screamed and flailed against the asphalt for several blocks,” Reyes said.

The woman was cited by SEAACA officers for felony animal cruelty and for misdemeanor “illegally transporting an animal in the back of a vehicle,” Reyes said.

She has not been formally charged by the District Attorney’s Office, but should be!!!

“Once again, we’d like to stress that it is illegal and unsafe to transport animals in the back of vehicles meant for cargo in the state of California,” Reyes said.

This women was taking her one year old dog (technically still a puppy) to be euthenized because the pup had developed a skin disease, that has turned out to be a curable condition and then illegally put it in the back of her truck and ended up dragging the dog behind her truck… animal torture and abuse on all counts.

What kind of a person has their dog put to sleep because it develops a skin condition… any kind of a skin condition?  What kind of a person has their dog put to sleep for a condition they haven’t even checked out?  What kind of a person drags their dog behind their car and doesn’t notice?

This woman should never be allowed to have an animal again!  And these kinds of behaviors need to be prosecuted.  Animal cruelty, like child abuse, will only stop when:  we all work together;  we pay attention; we report these aggregious behaviors; and we insist on prosecution.

Perhaps petcare classes, just like childcare classes, need to be offered to every new parent of any species?

December 5, 2008 Posted by | Animal Rights And Awareness, Just One More Pet, Pet Abuse, Pets, Political Change, Stop Animal Cruelty, Stop Euthenization | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment