Dragged Dog Recovering, Looking For Puppies
Officials in the Upstate have identified the man they say dragged a young dog behind a truck. Greenville County authorities announced Thursday they've cited Roger Owens of Marietta for cruelty to animals.
While driving down Hart Cut Road in Marietta Friday afternoon, Kaye Skinner and Jennefer Bullock passed a white truck trailing something behind it.
"I could see the rope, her hanging, and dragging, fighting for her life, I said oh my gosh Kay turn around, there's a dog being drug, she said oh my gosh, turned around," said Bullock.
Support for the dog has been pouring in from across the country as she continues to fight through her recovery. The rescue group SNARR, Special Needs Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation, has been driving that campaign and sponsoring the dog's treatment. The group named the dog Andra Grace for her courage and sweetness.
Andra Grace was put under sedation again Thursday to try and repair some of her wounds. An online campaign to help pay for her medical bills has raised more than $12,000, exceeding its goal in just four days.
SNARR also begun tracking down and paying to reclaim Andra Grace's seven puppies, who were born about five weeks ago but had been separated from the dog too early. Four of the seven have been recovered. One is fighting for his life at the same clinic where Andra Grace is. SNARR says they're unhappy with what they call a "slap on the wrist" for the man who did this.
Andra Grace is recovering at the Upstate Veterinary Specialists. There has been overwhelming interest online to adopt her, and while veterinarians say she is doing better, it will be nearly 4 to 6 weeks before she'll be ready to go to a new home.