Rottweiler dragged across parking lot at shelter left to die

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Less than one week ago, a heartless man drove his pickup truck onto the parking lot at the Bullock County Humane Society, dragged a grievously injured Rottweiler out of the bed of the truck, removed her collar and dumped her. It was in the wee hours of the night that Hope was left to die a slow, torturous death. Fortunately help arrived in the nick of time.troy-animal-rescue-project

A surveillance video at the Alabama shelter caught the tragic scene, and the man responsible for abandoning the dog has been questioned by the Union Springs Police Department. He has not been charged with any wrongdoing.

So what happened? By the time Hope was found early the next morning, she was already septic from open bite wounds  which had been left untreated for at least a week. One of her legs had a severe infection and was swollen to twice its normal size. Either she had been used as a “bait dog” to teach other dogs to fight, or she had been a dog being trained to fight. Nevertheless, Hope didn’t work out for the dog fighters – lucky for her. When rescued, she couldn’t stand or even lift her head. Immediately transferred to the to Taylor Crossing Animal Hospital in Montgomery, veterinarians didn’t even think she would survive.

Troy Animal Rescue Project stepped forward that day and offered to help. On the organization’s Facebook page, Hope’s prognosis was posted:

“First starting, Hope is a fighter. Our vet said she follows them around with her eyes and that she wants to live. We are giving her every possible chance to beat this infection. Earlier today, she received a plasma transfusion. This is meant to boost her ability to fight the infection. Although her white blood cell count only came up marginally, her albumin levels came up considerably. Blood work was also run and thankfully, there are no signs of organ failure from the sepsis. She had X-rays run of her head, neck, heart, lungs, and legs. Nothing is broken thankfully. Her left front leg is the one with the major infection. Once she is stabilized, that leg will have to be amputated- as the infection has literally rotted to her bone. Hope also did something amazing – she ate and drank tonight! If she keeps eating and drinking on her own, it will help a lot.”

troy-animal-rescue-project-2Hope continues to make slow progress. The pain is subsiding; she is being treated with laser therapy, and despite the cruelty and pain inflicted upon her, all she wants to be is loved and lavish affection on everyone she meets.

As to the person seen on the video dropping Hope off, he told the Union Springs Police Department he found the dog and dropped her at the shelter to get her help. He stated he took her collar because he wanted to use it, but then threw it away. While Hope may never get any justice, it seems she may be on her way to a new life. Be the voice for those who cannot speak. If you witness animal cruelty, speak up – call the police.

Get well soon Hope. To help Troy Animal Rescue Project with Hope, please click here. (Photos of Rottweiler via Troy Animal Rescue Project)

Check out the surveillance video.


53 replies
  1. Barkley's Mom says:

    I DO NOT understand this! They have questioned who did this and he has not been charged? I don’t know who is worse, the idiot that dumped her or the Union Springs Police Department that believes this POS’s story? Someone who finds a hurt dog and wants to help it, doesn’t drag it across the parking lot and dump her there to die!

    • Diana says:

      Yes I was thinking the same thing if u find an injured animal you should take him to the vet don’t leave him outside to die, but at the same time thank god he did that.

      • Sherri says:

        This guy is a POS! I think he is the person responsible for this furbaby’s horrific injuries! I say let’s throw him in a fighting ring, let his wounds and injuries get infected and throw this POS in the woods where no one can find him and let him die a painful horrific death! But wait then that would make me a sick and evil horrible human like that POS, and that I am not! But thinking it and doing it are two different things…. Thank God she was saved ❤

  2. Darla says:

    I watched the video. I don’t believe he found her as a stray. Look at him as he looks around at least twice. Also, if he found her as a stray, why did he feel the need to drop her off in the middle of the night? My heart broke as he pulled her out of the back of his truck and dragged her like she was a sack of potatoes. I pray she survives.

    • Darla says:

      I just re-read the part where he claims he was bringing her there to get help. Again, I call bullsh*t….if he cared about her, he had a funny way of showing it. His actions speak otherwise.

  3. maxiemom says:

    He dropped her at the shelter at a time when no one was there to get her help, rather than try to help her in some way himself, or comfort her, THEN take her in when there were people there? Why am I having a hard time believing that story? Whether his story is true or not, WHOEVER did this, the dog fighting piece of scum needs to be found and publicly hanged after being beaten to a pulp. This is one crime where the perpetrators need to be made to suffer, and suffer so that anyone seeing it will NOT want to repeat their cruel offense,

  4. susispot says:

    Right, he “found” her. Then why did he dump her in the middle of the night and stop so far from the building. He didn’t want his plates viewed is my guess. He’s an abuser and a liar. Hang him, no loss…

  5. babsmiles01 says:

    the person who did this horrible crime needs to have the same done to him/her…..people need to be prosecuted for crimes against living being

  6. Carla says:

    He’s a big liar! That man needs to be prosecuted. Thank you for helping Hope. Sending prayers, kisses and hugs from Elpaso Texas

  7. Sarah Sarkissian says:

    This guy had a lot to do with this dog being hurt like he was. The way he picked him up and took his collar off. How did he get this dog? And how did the dog have so many injuries? He knows! And why just leave the dog like that? Why not come during the day when people were there? Something is not right here. Do not believe one thing this guy has said. I would really be investigating. And if it was a dog fight, WHY??? Sad… Really Sad… To many of these precious innocent dogs abuse, getting hurt, and/or killed. No one has compassion or care anymore.

  8. Robert Holloway says:

    At one level he did the right thing but why not carry the poor dog to the door or phone it in or leave a note. It will be up to the police to look into this more fully .. Keep on fighting Hope , you deserve to live and get a good home
    Thank you to all involved

  9. edward says:

    Tell you redneck mother f***** that’s a nice truck you got that’s before I take my f****** backslash every mother f****** piece of that piece of s*** f****** you redneck mother f***** and then you know to tell you what they really take an Axe and cut your f****** legs off and drag you across there of a glass piece of s*** at least for the last ticket said of dogs rottweilers or possibly would see pitbulls not feeding 4 week until you’re at the picture of the list you push it I like these m************ that like that just because it f*** you up b****

  10. April Nelson says:

    This creep flat out LIED to the police! It’s obvious from watching this surveillance video how badly he treated the poor dog.
    I would suggest that the police view the video carefully.

  11. Cathryn says:

    THE LORD REBUKE THEE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  12. pennysdachshund says:

    Here WE GO AGAIN THIS PERSON of COLOR JUST WALKS AWAY FREE and this POOR DOG IS SUFFERING NEAR DEATH!!!! Why the hell don’t they investigate him !!! go to his property and see if there are fighting dogs, and other bait dogs… Why because the Alabama Authorities don’t give a GOOD GOD DAMN!!! IF he was a MAN that truly wanted to help this dog He would have taken her into the shelter or a vet NOT DUMPED her in a MANNOR worse than trash

  13. Angela says:

    What scum , it’s obvious that the dog was something to do with him as well as the injuries done to the dog , any decent human would of dropped at a vet not abandoned dying in a freezing cold car park , change the pos

  14. Annasofiah says:

    Human or should I call it Inhuman is the most evil animal existing. We all should fight against this terrible terrorism. This barbaric outrageous action. This is worst than anything I have ever seen.
    Having said that I am equally against euthanizing animals . We have no right to take anyone’s life .
    I am only for No Kill Shelters.
    Montreal’s Mayor wants all Pitballs dead.
    China is eating them all up. I hope they all chock and be swallen by crocodiles.
    Spanish creeps killing the helpless voiceless Bulls with joy
    I absoutely hate Japan for murdering wreklessly sea world and destroying the balance in the sea world. why the government doesn’t punish these criminals. What is wrong with them.let’s ban Japan and all its products until they stop the bloodshed in the sea .
    Plz send me more info eventhough I know how bad The situation is.

  15. Marietta Peverelli says:

    What a liar the man is! He should face prosecution! If he picked Hope up, he would have taken her in office hours to the shelter and he would not have discarded her neck band!

  16. Paula Rush says:

    Oh my Gosh. Why is he not charged with this crime. Proof but not charged. Don’t get it. What’s wrong with the law? I guess the law in in on dog fighting. That’s too obvious!!! I pray the wrath of God upon that person in the Name of Jesus since law can’t and won’t do anything!!! Poor sweet baby I pray healing upon your body and and a peaceful mind and a wonderful loving protective home for you in Jesus Name Amen. I’ve already been involved in helping my sister get help for a helpless furbaby that was used for bait. This dog was hung in a tree by his neck and somehow got his self loosed and my sisters son found him him on Halloween nite last year. He is now all wonderfully ready for adoption and he’s so sweet !!! This makes me mad!!!!!!! I live in Texas and we all need to fight this fun time for idiots and make this a crime and charge them and they sit in JAIL for a couple of years.

  17. Kay Cavallero says:

    That story I believe is BS ! He dumped HIS dog …I would bet on it ! Laws need to be much stricter and “stories followed up on and checked out!

  18. Kristine says:

    OMFG!! I hope the police are not believing his bullshit story & do a full investigation on him. Of course he’s gonna lie!! Hope Karma gets him 1,000 times worse. Stay strong Baby girl, a better life lies ahead!!!

  19. Judy says:

    The cops that let this bastard off the hook need to be made an example of!!! This POS is responsible for the suffering of this poor dog and must be punished!!!!

  20. JoDi says:

    I do not believe that this guy was the owner; however, I also don’t believe for a second that he found her. If he would have been the owner, used her as a bait dog or tried to train her for fighting, he would have just gotten rid or her, not dropped her in front of a shelter, where she might get some help. If he would have found her, he would have taken her to the next emergency vet, and he would have handled her with more care and less paranoid. I believe that he, in some way, was/is affiliated with the owner, saw the injustice and urgency for the dog, packed her in his truck and hurried her to the shelter. The reason why he acted paranoid is that he did not want to be identified and connected to the owner … maybe out of fear of the authorities, maybe out of fear of the dog’s owner. The reason why he dragged her out of his truck and across the parking lot was that he wanted to get it over with as quickly as possible, so he wouldn’t get caught. But guess what, he did get her to the shelter, and she did get help … and maybe she’ll survive. Something she wouldn’t have hade a chance in, if that guy wouldn’t have dropped her off in front of the shelter. So, if that guy reads this: Thanks for getting her to the shelter … only next time, please get her to an emergency vet as quickly as possible. Also, stay away from all dog fighting activities, unless you intend to do it under cover and exploiting that ring. Thanks!!!

  21. Trecia Juhnke says:

    Maybe the investigation is still continue.These wounds are the wrong color and the extent of injuries don’t fit his story. When needing animal care at any time of the day or nite for my babies got it even by calling my vet at 1:30 in the morning.He opened up his office and my dog was cared for.You just have to make that call. This barbaic thing needs to be removed from this earth.i
    I was told by a male that men have no feelings.This has been proven to me so many times over.

  22. Lange says:

    The inhuman piece of garbage who left this poor pup to die is a coward. I’d knock his teeth down his throat if I only could.

  23. Deborah J Williams says:

    You can certainly tell by the way he parks so far from the building, looks several times to make sure no one is there (because of the vehicle being there). Looks again and then goes and gets the dog, drags him along the ground, dumps him and takes the collar off NO ONE SHOULD BELIEVE THIS POS, HE KNOWS WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS DOG AND THE AUTHORITIES NEED TO FOLLOW THROUGH IN INVESTIGATING HIM.

  24. Patty says:

    HE IS LYING !!! HOW STUPID DO YOU HAVE TO BE !!! Who would handle an injured Rottweiler you didn’t know like that?????????? GO TO HIS HOME AND GATHER DNA !!!!! It is NEVER going to stop until we go above and beyond and make the effort to arrest and prosecute these people. Right now there are no consequences NONE …

  25. GAIL DURHAM says:

    This is why so many animals are mistreated because people can hurt them and get away with it…if there were stiffer laws In place and people start being held responsible for their actions and protection the animal instead of letting the abuser go Scott free…where is justice for this sweet baby.

  26. Rosanna says:

    I would like to tie is ass up and then drag him by my vehicle and then put him in the truck again and drop his ass off in the woods where he would have to lay there for awhile hopping someone would find his sorry no good black ass!!!!!

  27. Joe says:

    It has been brought to my attention that this is the “Lead Investigating Officer” on this case and on the previous case in April 2015 in which six dogs were stolen from this same shelter. By all accounts, nothing was accomplished by this officer in the stolen dogs case, although five of the six dogs with the help of another law enforcement agency were recovered. And well, we can all see the progress being made in this poor dogs case. Yet….this officer is the recipient of a promotion to “Sergeant of Investigations” Hmmm…

  28. Kiky says:

    Dog fighting is a big problem in Alabama, especially in rural areas, and any/all law enforcement here know this. I believe the POS County Sheriff that ” interviewed” him know that he’s participating in dog fighting and chose to turn a blind eye. They may even be participating themselves- same old ” good ol’ boy” BS that the South is known for.

    Most of the dogs euthanized in shelters here are pits/pit mixes and are still being mistreated, bred and used by these wastes of human lifes for dog fighting primarily. As a pit owner, I too cannot understand how these psychopaths can enjoy watching two innocent, sweet dogs mercilessly kill one another for money or entertainment, or use another dog as ” bait” to train them. Pits in particular are good fighters because they want so badly to please the ass hats that abuse them, and are so forgiving. That’s one major reason I love dogs- they forgive so readily and love unconditionally.


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