A sick video from Los Angeles that has gone viral shows a 28-year-old man literally dragging a puppy across the street, resulting in severe injuries to the dog. Dossey James has been charged with two counts of animal cruelty and is being held on $145,000 bail. He also has other animal cruelty allegations against him still pending.
In the heartbreaking video, the tiny puppy was being dragged by its stomach on a leash because “it refused to walk,” according to the police statement. Witnesses said the puppy was leaving a trial of blood behind it, but James continued to drag it along. The dog has since been handed over to the Animal Cruelty Task Force; he needed surgery because of the injuries suffered, but is expected to make a full recovery.
A person who witnessed the incident recorded the action on their cell phone and then turned it over to police. The LAPD said in a statement that “witnesses come to the realization that anyone that would commit such horrific acts of violence on defenseless animals could also do the same to humans.”
Earlier this month, a couple from Dallas turned themselves into police and now face multiple animal cruelty charges after hanging their puppy to a ceiling by its neck and posting a photo to Facebook. Despite receiving numerous comments expressing outrage over the photo, they justified their actions and refused to take the photo down. The couple has since posted $500 bail and are awaiting trial later this month.