Suspect Sought in California Dog Dragging Case

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Fresno, CA.

Madera Animal Control is seeking information regarding an injured Labrador Retriever that appears to have been dragged some distance behind an automobile. Trooper was found on July 6th near the intersection of  Avenue 17 and Road 23 1/2 with substantial injuries. His underbelly and knees were scraped off, and his feet had been worn down to exposed bone. He is expected to recover, and authorities would like your help in apprehending a suspect in the case. Please contact local police if you have any knowledge of the incident.

Trooper is now in the care of The Central California Labrador Retriever Rescue Foundation. Vet bills are expected to be substantial, and donations are greatly appreciated.

Donations are payable to Trooper, in care of CCLRR, P.O. Box 1484, Clovis, CA, 93613. More information is also available at

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32 thoughts on “Suspect Sought in California Dog Dragging Case”

  1. I could hardly read this without crying. As a long time lab owner, I can NOT fathom what would make an individual do something like this! Having had dogs all of my life, and different breeds, I see why labs retain the #1 position in popularity, so why something like this happened is unimaginable. So loyal, loving, intelligent, and so easily trained.., I wouldn’t own any other breed. I wish Trooper a speedy recovery, I know he has a long road to recovery ahead of him and if I didn’t live clear across the country, I surely would be there at lab rescue to help him. Rest assured, I will be sending help.

  2. It happens worldwide….In RSA a–hole in Ixopo says his dog bit the child and he dragged dog behind car….poor creatue found in bush so badly injured he had to be euthanased on the spot….I HATE animal abusers!!!…..If it were up to me I would send them to experimental farms for them to endure the pain inflicted on innocent creatures.

  3. UGH and then there another one! Let me tell you this year is going to push me to the edge with all these abuse cases!

  4. I hope they catch the monster that did this. Animals are such innocent creatures — it is the human that should suffer. Good luck to the police, and best wishes to Trooper. I hope he finds a wonderful home — he deserves it.

  5. ;0-(
    Poor Trooper-I wish you a speedy recovery and a happy family to help you forget the horror you endured.


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