Sad Story Out of Texas -- Dog Dragged Behind Truck
Thank you Amber for barking in to tell us all about Nellie!
Please be warned before reading further that the description of the damage to Nellie is fairly graphic and could be upsetting.
I've always been a proud Texan, but I'm sad to report this happened in Texas.This made me shed a tear & I was shocked to see an e-mail I received was actually true. Thankfully there are contact information provided to anyone who wants to have a voice for Nellie!
And this is from Jesse Klein of Keepsake Pomeranians:
A female chocolate lab - Nellie - was tied to the back of a pickup truck and drug down an asphalt road. A couple working in their yard saved her life when they saw the truck driving by and yelled at the driver to stop. The two occupants untied her and drug her body to the ditch where they left her to suffer and die.
Nellie was taken to a local veterinarian where she is being treated for her horrendous injuries. This precious girl has severe burns from the asphalt causing large open wounds in her body, her toenails were ripped out, the pads of her paws worn to the bone, and her knees was so badly injured she will need surgery.
The local TV station issued several warnings before showing the graphic photo's of her severely mangled body. A video of the story can be viewed at this site.
The vet who is treating Nellie is in Mineola, Texas.
His name and office address is: Clifton Bradshaw, DVM, 1124 W FM 564,
Mineola,TX 75773; ph: 903-569-5418
Unfortunately, the two people responsible for this have still not been identified. However the sheriff of Van Zandt County, Sheriff Pat Burnett, has stated that his department is aggressively following leads and they believe that two juveniles are responsible. This might be a good cause to send letters from all over the nation. Please let them know that we are all watching how this case proceeds. You might include in your contact info,name, city, and state.
Send letters to:
Sheriff Pat Burnett, 1220 W. Dallas Street, Canton, TX 75103. Phone:
Email: sheriff@vzsheriff. com
Check your state laws to see if they are strict enough to punish people for crimes like this. Make certain it's a real crime in your state and if it's not criminal enough to warrant serious consequences for acts such as committed against Nellie, then I urge you to start a campaign or join one. For the protection of the animals we are in charge of, let's act like it matters and do something about it.
According to the woman who answered the phone at the vet clinic that is treating Nellie, they have enough funds to care for her now.