A nine-month-old German shepherd mix suffered a horrific death at the hands of several men in Stokes County, N.C., reported Tuesday's Fox 8 News.
The pup was tethered to the back of a vehicle, allegedly driven by 35-year-old Jose Lopez. Witnesses told the police that 18-year-old Jonathon Mason Evans abused the pup before chaining him to the back of the truck.
Witnesses recount a horrific scene - a pup who was, at one moment, running beside the men, and then, moments later, he was chained and dragged for miles back and forth along a road.
A woman who lives in the area went to Facebook to share the horrific incident which she had the misfortune of overhearing; she wrote:
Last night heard a lot of fast driving loud noise going up and down this dead end road that not that long ago was a dirt road.Thought I heard a child cry out.Called Stokes County law and ask them to come down here and see what was going on. I heard they did come, but did nothing about the situation.
Today my neighbor informed me what was happening.
Three guys from my neighborhood which use to be a decent place had tied a white maybe nine month old German shep pup to the back of a truck and drug it about six miles back and forth,this was after they had picked it up and body slammed it against asphalt.
Another neighbor, Brittany Southern, told Fox 8 News:
[Evans] picked the dog up over his head and slammed it down on the ground twice,”
“I’ve never seen anything like this happen around here.”
The two men have been arrested and charged with felony animal cruelty following the heinous crime; first time offenders face four to eight months in jail if convicted.
The teen's mother, Misti Reneice Saunders, 33, was also arrested and charged with misdemeanor child abuse.
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