Just saw this on my news while I was wrapping gifts,totally knocks the christmas outta you
Called about adopting and the assholes refusing to give up custody,but judge ordered puppy not returned
So I was asked to call back tomorrow,I offered for the rescue to pay the vet fees b/c that sometimes helps get them released to us
Puppy gets dragged by vehicle in Warren
Owner faces animal cruelty charge
Not a great pic taken from video in parking lot,but black behind van is puppy tied to leash
http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/P...k/-/index.htmlWARREN, Mich. -
Parking lot surveillance video shows a van dragging the dog attached to a leash on the back bumper. Witnesses called 911.
The dog's owner, Keith Parker, drove through the parking lot while the dog, Cricket, continuously tumbled on the pavement, police said.
"Hearing it for the first time, you immediately become disturbed, obviously," said Louis Galasso, Warren's deputy police commissioner.
Galasso said Cricket suffered injuries to her paws, but she will survive.
"It's the epitome of a senseless and inhumane act," said Galasso.
Parker, 43, is charged with animal cruelty. A judge ordered him not to have any contact with animals pending the outcome of his trial.
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/in...rged_with.htmlAccording to Warren Police Department Detective Lt. Dan Beck, Keith John Parker was charged in 37th District Court Monday with animal cruelty and drunken driving.
Beck said officers did not see Parker driving the van, but witnesses contacted police after seeing the puppy running leashed to the van at about 9:45 a.m. Sunday in the parking lot of the County Line Trade Center, 20900 Dequindre in Warren.
"When officers pulled up, the dog was in the van hanging out the window," Beck told MLive Detroit.
The pup, named ‘Cricket,’ suffered a bloodied paw but does not appear seriously injured. Beck said the dog, which resembles a Terrier, remains at the Warren Police Department.
Parker, who admitted to owning the dog, refused to take a Breathalyzer test. [...]