A video on Facebook posted late Wednesday afternoon has animal advocates outraged and rightly so. In Flagler County, authorities are now investigating the driver of a vehicle that showed a dog chained to the top of a metal cage traveling down Florida Interstate 95 headed toward Flagler in Florida. Within 21 hours the video garnered over 264, 000 views and 4,500 shares from the Facebook page of Brenna Cronin who originally posted the disturbing event with the following comment:
“Just saw this asshole driving down 95 with a dog with the letter S carved into his leg chained to the top of a cage….does anyone know this vehicle? Got off on 100 going towards flagler ( wasn’t able to get his plate).”
A person did respond to the video on Facebook Thursday morning with the following response: (spelling errors as written and copied)
“It was yesterday and that is my vechile. The reason the dog is not in the cage is because he prefers it on top. Also the brand on him isn’t the way them branded them before. Our dogs ad well taking care of. And there is nothing illegal with anything we did. We hog hunt you don’t have to like or agree with what we do. He is also is unable to fall off the dog box.’
According to First Coast News, the owner of the dog, Jeremy, stated he had already been in contact with the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office as well as Flagler County Animal Control and explained he uses dogs to hunt for hogs. Jeremy also stated his dog likes to ride on top of the cage, and that the dog is harnessed and chained so he will not fall off. As to the “S” carved on the dog’s leg, the dog’s owner states the dog was branded as a puppy.
Animal Control is currently investigating.
(Photo and video of dog chained to cage via Facebook Brenna Cronin)
Check out the short video. Who wouldn’t be upset seeing that?