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Suspects sought in Florida dog dragging case

Dog dragged behind red truck
Dog dragged behind red truck
Via Lee County Animal Services FB page

On Wednesday, the Lee County Domestic Animal Services facility issued a press release about their search for the individuals who are responsible for dragging a dog behind a moving vehicle in Cape Coral, Fla., last weekend.

According to the release, the incident took place on Saturday, June 21 on East Retunda Parkway. Witnesses have stated that a man and a woman, who were driving a large, red truck, were dragging a black and white dog behind the moving vehicle around 11:30 a.m.

The young dog, described as an American Staffordshire terrier, was tethered to the back of the vehicle - the couple eventually stopped the vehicle and cut the dog loose and then they proceeded to drive away.

The injured dog was transported to an emergency veterinary clinic where she was found to be suffering from a broken leg and road rash; she is now recovering from her wounds at the Lee County Domestic Animal Services shelter.

On Wednesday, the following information was posted to the Lee County Domestic Animal Services Facebook page:

Unfortunately, witnesses had no other information so that is why we are hoping someone will recall if a neighbor or acquaintance has a red truck and a black and white dog. Not much to go on but it's all we have.

The shelter is asking for anyone with information about this incident to contact them at 239-533-7387 or by calling the Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS.

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