Vets Provide TLC for Dragging Victim: Investigation Underway

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Just days after a horrifying incident that saw her dragged behind a truck, abuse victim Molly gets some much needed TLC from a team of vets in Nanaimo, BC.

Suffering from extensive road rash, the Wirehaired Pointer was dropped off at the Nanaimo SPCA by her owner, who admitted that he had tied her to the back of his truck Saturday, dragging her at least 500 yards. Officials have not released the man’s name due to a pending investigation.

The Island Veterinary Hospital in Nanaimo is currently caring for the two-year-old dog. Veterinarian Brent Crutchfield said that Molly is lucky to be alive, and that she is the hospital’s current top priority. Frequent bandage changes and pain medication will continue for at least ten days, and skin grafts will likely be required to repair some of the holes worn in Molly’s hide. Despite her injuries, vets say the stoic survivor has been a joy to care for.

Once she’s released, Molly will be available for adoption. Those interested may apply at the Nanaimo SPCA.

26 thoughts on “Vets Provide TLC for Dragging Victim: Investigation Underway”

  1. Why do people feel the need to tie their dogs to their vehicles? I just don’t see the need. There are so many better options.

  2. That’s so effed up!!!! How bout we tie him up to my car, and I would gladly drag him around town. Honestly, I don’t have a problem volunteering to do that, seriously.

  3. was it a mistake? did he tie her there and forget, as he did realize his mistake and took her in to be treated . dunno.

  4. Regardless if it was an accident or not he was not paying enough attention to this poor dog AND you should not be tying your dog up to a vehicle anyway, I hope this man gets a proper punishment.!


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