When Miguel Angel Spidio was driving home on May 12th he saw something so shocking just ahead of him on the road. There was a car with its hazard lights on driving on the shoulder of the road, the silver Toyota was dragging a dog beside the car.
The dog appeared to be a golden retriever and the driver was forcing him to run beside the car.
As Miguel got closer he realized that the dog was running quickly and was struggling to keep up. In a few seconds, the car was coming up beside him now he saw clearly the dog was in trouble. It still didn’t seem to bother the couple driving the car, so Miguel shouted at them.
“PUT YOUR DOG INSIDE THE CAR, HE’S GETTING WET!” SHOUTED MIGUEL.
Instead, of slowing down the car sped up! Now the dog was running faster and in the pouring rain. The dog was tiring out and Miguel was scared to death that the dog was going to slip and get dragged under the car.
He continued to shout at the drivers as the dog tried its best to keep up.
“YOU DON’T WANT TO DO THAT. THE DOG IS HURTING HIMSELF! IT CAN’T RUN ANYMORE!”
Miguel was smart he pulled out his phone and took down the license plate number of the car as he videotaped this horrible site.
They still refused to stop dragging the dog along the wet slippery road.
Finally, another motorist came up beside the car on the left and Miguel shouted to them:
“CUT HIM OFF!”
Finally, the driver stopped. Now you would think since he was dragging his dog for miles he would open the door and let him in. NOPE!
What he did next…
Instead, he walked him down the road to a park without giving him water or drying him off.
Miguel followed along to film him as long as possible, determined to find out what kind of person would do this to his dog.
The video went viral all over Facebook. An animal shelter made a complaint to local authorities. They investigated the incident.
Surprisingly, after visiting the dog’s home they said that the dog appeared well and that the family was properly caring for it.
The owner and her grandson had been headed to their home two streets away. She claimed that the dog didn’t like to climb into the car. The grandson admitted he had made a mistake.
“THE GRANDSON ADMITTED HIS MISTAKE WHEN FACED WITH CRITICISM”
When I watched the video it was heartbreaking, the video has since been taken down from facebook due to the graphic content. I can’t believe that people can be dragging their dog down the street and still are allowed to keep the dog as a pet. Thank you to Miguel for taking the time to save this dog.
What would you have done?
Featured image: Screenshots via Facebook