TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) — Troutdale police say they’ve arrested four people on charges of dragging a dog leashed to their vehicle 600 feet through a truck stop, tearing off most of the animal’s foot pads and nails.

The police said the suspects appeared to be living in the 1992 Jeep Cherokee and told officers Monday they’d forgotten the dog was tied to the passenger side.

Bystanders told police the dog, named Rhino, bled heavily as it tried to keep up with the vehicle moving about 10 mph.

The four, aged 20 and 21, were booked on animal abuse counts. The dog, part pit bull, was treated at a veterinary clinic and may be placed with the county animal control agency.

Officers said they found a rabbit, two cats and a snake in the vehicle.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Listen Live