A San Antonio, Texas, dog who suffered at the hands of a cruel individual, died an untimely death not long after being "rescued," from that cruelty, reported Wednesday's KENS 5 News.
The pit bull mix had been tethered to the back of a truck and dragged for approximately a half mile before good Samaritans successfully stopped the driver. The dragging incident left the dog with wounds to his feet and legs.
After being saved from the horrific dragging, the dog, dubbed "Archie," was taken to the City of San Antonio Animal Care Services where they shared the following:
he is a LOVER! He is about 5 years old
Archie thinks he is a lap dog - after his photo session he crawled right into the lap of our photographer and settled down for a snuggle.
We really fell in love with Archie and we hope you will, too. He definitely deserves to have a loving home where he will never be tied up to anything again - especially if it's moving!
But there is no happily ever after for this once abused dog - despite the fact that he proved himself to be affectionate and won over the hearts of those he met, he was killed at the animal services facility on Monday.
Animal control told KENS 5 News:
There was no rescue or adopter who filed an application on him in the six days he was in the kennels or before KENS 5 did its initial story.
Nobody was ever charged for dragging Archie - the driver sped away before anyone could get his information.
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