Dog owner charged with dragging 2 dogs behind motorized scooter

In Van Buren, Arkansas, a local man has been arrested and charged with dragging his two dogs behind a motorized scooter. The dogs are now recovering, but not after having tolerated frightening abuse and cruelty. Paul Chavez has been arrested and charged with aggravated animal cruelty.

According to 5NewsKfsm, police in Crawford County received a report that two dogs had been abandoned and left tied to a stop sign one block off of Highway 282. Almost Home Shelter Rescue founder Rebecca Kascubowski described how the pads of the dogs’ feet had been torn. The larger dog, the Great Pyrenees, was protective of the smaller mixed breed pooch, and while being treated by a veterinarian had been making sure his little pal was safe.

The dogs have since been named Prince and Big P. After their recovery, the dogs will be ready for adoption, and since they do seem quite bonded, it is hoped the two can find a home together. For more information about Prince and Big P, please click here.

(Photo of Prince and owner charged with dragging dogs via screenshot News5 and Almost Home Shelter Rescue)

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9 replies
  1. pennysdachshunds says:

    Now let’s JUST hope the Judge hearing this horrific case of abuse Doesn’t Just say “Bad Boy Senor Chavez’ and let this monster walk away to abuse again and again!!! Justice has to start somewhere…

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    • Nancy Raymond says:

      This is Arkansas – another state that is blind to animal cruelty. But we can always hope Prince and Big P get the justice they deserve.

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  2. Nancy Raymond says:

    Paul Chavez should bet the same as he dealt to those two dogs – drag his useless ass behind a 4-wheeler and then tie him to the nearest road sign with a note stating he needs to be euthanized ASAP. Thankfully Prince and Big P were rescued and are receiving the medical care I am sure they never had. PLEASE some kind person step up and adopt these two dogs – they desperately need a loving home – Paul Chavez never gave them one.

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  3. Adrienne says:

    Hopefully judge will give a sentencing that will send a message to others who abuse their pets. He should also never be allowed to have any pets and must pay for any medical care for both these dogs.

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  4. Barkley's Mom says:

    The owner is the one that needs to be “dragged” behind a scooter, then tie him to a stop sign and forget about him, let him suffer the way the dogs did! I hope and pray this pair find a loving home together and may the POS that abandoned them, rot in jail!

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