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Alleged Animal Cruelty: Dog That Was Dragged And Run Over Saved By Good Samaritan (VIDEO)

11/08/2011 03:42 pm ET | Updated Jan 08, 2012
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A dog in Riverside County, Calif., was dragged down the road while tethered to the back of a pickup truck last week.

In a case of alleged animal cruelty, the 10-month-old Shepherd mix suffered injuries to all four of its paws, ABC News reports.

After seeing the truck, passerby Cheyenne Embry followed the car, honking and calling 911 when the driver did not help the dog.

Embry says she thought at first it was an accident. But eventually, the unidentified driver cut the rope connecting the dog to his pickup, and sped away, ABC reports.

The man was driving an older model red pickup truck.

The dog is expected to make a full recovery, the news outlet reports.

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

Anyone wishing to adopt the dog can call the Western Riverside Animal Shelter at (951) 358-7387 and refer to case 913310.

Anyone with information regarding the driver or trick is also asked to call the shelter.

If you witness what appears to be animal cruelty in your neighborhood, report it through the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals here or by using this database of local shelters.

To demand that your state require animal abusers to register in their communities, sign the Animal Legal Defense Fund's petition here.

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