German shepherd dragged behind scooter finds new home

It was a disturbing video that went viral on February 17, showing a German shepherd being dragged behind a motorized scooter in Mission, Texas.  Mario Cardona stated on the video, that the dog belonged to him and for people not to worry after an eyewitness told him to stop abusing the dog. dog being dragged 2

“I turn around. I see him dragging his dog from the middle of street all the way to second drive way. I’m out of my car yelling at him, asking him ‘what are you doing? What’s wrong with you?’ And he just keeps telling me to mind my own business,” stated his neighbor Melissa Torres. “It’s his dog and he can do whatever he wants.”

On Tuesday, the 10-month-old puppy named G2 was adopted by Father Roy Snipes of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission according to RgvProudNews. Father Roy  plans to put some weight on the healthy but rather skinny pooch who will also join another dog at the church.

As for the horrible abuse G2 had to endure, it’s all in the past.  Mario Cardona was arrested and charged with animal cruelty.  G2 was removed from the home and temporarily placed at Mission Animal Control. Last Friday, Municipal Court Judge Horacio Pena Jr. told Cardona, 59, the dog would no longer live with him – calling the video “horrendous.” During the court hearing, Cardona’s wife told the judge G2 was exclusively her pet, and she had no idea her husband, who suffers from PTSD and depression, had taken the dog.  Shelter staff also told the judge the dog was underweight. Rosa Maria Cardona said the other dogs in the home ate her food. Cardona also stated she did not have the money to get her dog the required vaccinations. Mario remains in jail.

(Photos of dog dragged behind scooter via Facebook by Melissa Torres and RgvProud News)

Read the previous story here.

22 replies
  1. jeanette says:

    the wife sounds as nutty as the husband, both need jail time and counseling. also a few months in a dog shelter.

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  2. maria christina says:

    Stupid fuck! Doing to animal dragging him with a scooter. WTF WRONG WITH HIM THEN HIS WIFE TRY TO COVER HIM. YOU ARE STUPID TOO. YOU DIDN’T CARE ABOUT THE DOG. NOW THE GOT A NEW HOME. GOD BLESS HIM. THAT’S GOD ANIMAL.

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  3. Kathleen Drude says:

    I’m glad justice was served for this pup! But my concern is for the dogs still in that house! Those dogs need wellness checks! As for G2 I’m so glad he got a good home with the priest!

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  4. Barkley's Mom says:

    So glad to hear she is safe and away from her abuser. Finally a judge that gets it! It sounds like Mario Cardona’s wife is no better than he is. She should know how HER dog is being treated and yet she did nothing.

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  5. Sherry says:

    Wow that wife had one excuse after another but at least the judge didn’t fall for it. Let him stay in jail. Society doesn’t need that kind of Barbarian.

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  6. Joanne says:

    Fantastic – This sweet puppy was removed from those despicable people and placed in a home where she will be loved, well cared for, respected, and live a healthy and happy life. I wish the authorities would investigate the welfare of the other dogs in that despicable, abusive house. Those other dogs in that awful house might be suffering from starvation, neglect, mistreatment, and denied medical care. The dogs with those awful people need to be helped and rescued so they won’t endure profound neglect, starvation, and mistreatment. Please, please rescue the other dogs from those abusive, uncaring monsters. We must be the voice for the voiceless.

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  7. Roselyne CORNETTE says:

    Quand les autres chiens mangent la nourriture d’un autre, on les séparent. La femme est aussi responsable de la malnutrition de ce pauvre bébé, elle doit être sévèrement condamnée aussi. Pas de pitié pour les monstres.

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  8. Solveig Pettersson says:

    Whats wrong with some “people” ??? Good he is in jail !!!! Whish the dog å wonderful live ????????????????????

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  9. Nancy Raymond says:

    So glad G2 found a new safe home – As far as Mario Cardona is concerned – he should be put through a wood chipper feet first and his stupid wife can follow right behind him – her excuses fall on deaf ears. The judge did the right thing and I thank him for it. Have a great life G2 – you deserve it.

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  10. kathleen says:

    How can we get the other dogs out of the house?

    Anyone living in Texas have ideas, access to local news resources. I’m in Michigan.

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  11. Mad as HELL says:

    I seriously hope the sick douchebag piece of rotten nasty Shit gets partially skinned alive & dragged by chains around his neck behind a truck . He deserves to be tortured to death -or better yet near death over & over to prolong the disgusting loser’s pain & suffering . “PTSD” or not does NOT AT ALL justify ANY of it ! I seriously hope some sick person gets ahold of the horrible shit bag & just gives him what he deserves. It’s hard to wait for Karma or God to judge him – he needs to suffer extensively now

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    • Mad as HELL says:

      The piece of disgusting shit should be dragged by chains around his neck behind a truck . “PTSD” or not does NOT AT ALL justify ANY of it ! I seriously hope some sick person gets ahold of the horrible shit bag & just gives him what he deserves. It’s hard to wait for Karma or God to judge him – he needs to suffer extensively now

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