What Can You Do to Make Sure Dog-dragging Driver is Found and Prosecuted?
Thanks Attorney General Rosie for barking in! There has been quite a bit of press on this case but oddly enough they seem to e having trouble finding the evil female wo perpetrated such a heinous act.
Now come on! It sounds like a small area and as those of us who have lived in small areas know, SOMEBODY knows who this woman is, don't they? How hard can it be if they authorities REALLY WANT to find this woman? She had a big dog and a big black SUV. Now she only has the SUV. Hmmmm. Could it be that the woman is someone CONNECTED to the authorities (wife, daughter, girfriend, whatever) and they DON'T Want to find her? If I'm off base here, fine! Prove it to us all, NC authorities and find AND prosecute her to the fullest extent possible!
Attorney General Rosie Moondog wrote:
Hey Joy! Here's a case in our own backyard that needs attention.
This story appeared on our local news channel WRAL on Friday evening. There is a tremendous amount of foot draggin' on this case. Read on to see how you can help.
Dog Recuperating After Being Dragged By SUV
POSTED: 4:49 pm EDT August 18, 2006
UPDATED: 1:30 pm EDT August 19, 2006
FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. -- A dog dragged for more than two miles by an SUV driver and left to die in a ditch is now recovering at a local animal hospital.
The dog, named Buddy by the staff of Fuquay Veterinary Hospital, greets people with a wagging tail as he recuperates at the hospital. "He looks pretty good compared to what he looked like when we first got a hold of him," said Shea Cunningham, of the hospital.
Three weeks ago, Buddy was tied to the back of a black sport utility vehicle and was dragged down several streets. Jerry Parker said he and his friend saw the vehicle drive by with the dog attached to the bumper. "I didn't believe it because it looked like a stuffed animal," Parker said. "(My friend) got in his truck and followed the lady, and I got in my truck."
The SUV went down Phelps West Road and ended up on Adcock Road, he said. The woman finally pulled over, untied a leash from her bumper and the dog's collar and took the leash with her as she drove off, he said. Parker and his friend lifted the injured dog out of the ditch and took him to the animal hospital.
WRAL is looking into whether the driver was ever found or charged in this case.
Fuquay-Varina police say because the incident happened outside city limits, they did not respond to the incident and are not investigating the case. A spokeswoman for the Wake County Sheriff's Office says a deputy was sent out to where the dog was left behind, and took down an incident report at that time. The spokeswoman says the report indicated the case was
transferred to Animal Control. She could not say why the investigation was turned over to Animal Control.
Jeannie Shook, supervisor for Wake County Animal Control, told WRAL she could not find any report of a dog being dragged by a car in the agency's computer records. She also said she had not heard of the incident until WRAL called Friday. On Saturday, she told WRAL News she will start her own investigation into this. Shook says both the Wake County Sheriff's Office and Animal Control have the authority to investigate animal cruelty cases.
Meanwhile, Buddy is looking for a new owner who can look past his scars to see his will to survive.
Reporter: Renee Chou
Photographer: Richard Adkins
Web Editor: Matthew Burns
We emailed the Fuquay Police Department about this case. They informed us that the Wake County Sheriff's Department had made an arrest. But WRAL aired a story tonight (August 21) stating that still no arrests had been made in the case. Pressure needs to be put on the Wake County Sheriff's Department to get this case moving. If you choose to email them we ask that you DO NOT use abusive language. Let them know that you want to make sure that the abuse and cruelty laws of the state of North Carolina are enforced. This kind of abuse is classified as a felony. If no arrest is made it will send a signal that Wake County condones animal abuse and cruelty. Urge them to make an arrest and help there be justice for Buddy. You should also let them know that you will be monitoring this case closely.