Owner arrested for dragging German shepherd with scooter caught on video

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In Mission, Texas, a man faces animal cruelty charges after a video surfaced on social media of him dragging a German shepherd behind a motorized scooter he was driving. Mario Cardona stated on the video the dog belonged to him and for people not to worry after a witness told him to stop.Mario Cardona drags dog 2

According to the Valley Central News, Lt. Jody Tittle, with the Mission Police Department, stated the incident was reported on Wednesday after a witness spotted Cardona dragging the German shepherd behind his scooter for approximately a block:

“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.”

Multiple calls about the disturbing incident flooded into the police department. Cardona, 59, was  arrested and charged with animal cruelty. Bond was set at $10,000. The dog is currently being cared for at Animal Control and is reported to be doing fine although she suffered minor lacerations and bruises.

The video can be viewed here.

(Photos of owner arrested for dragging German shepherd freeze shots of video.)

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43 replies
  1. Kathleen Drude says:

    This is disgusting and happens on a regular basis! People riding bicycles while their dog has to run to keep up! I have stepped in each time I have seen this! I don’t allow the person to continue dragging the dog! I take the dog and tell the owner we will follow you to your address! I also inform them if I see this again I’m keeping the dog and they will have to go to court to reclaim it! I have never been threatened or assaulted in any of my rescues! They look at me and understand I’m not playing! I identify myself as well at which point there is no room for argument! Just because you own a pet doesn’t mean you can abuse it! If you see abuse step in call the police if you have to don’t back down! The people who abuse animals are cowards and bullies!

    • Chloe says:

      Actually Dr Tink has full control of the speed of my bicycle along with direction. And, they are good at detecting and can do parking lots much faster for contraband detection. Wax is best for the paws. Dogs can usually run 15 MPH for up to 30 minutes.

      People need to be trained on how to use a bike tow leash on a bicycle or even a wheelchair. When you have a working dog, they always need exercise. Dr Tink can run 5 miles a day and walk another 10 miles. Guess who decides? Dr Tink. She is the one that pushes me and drags me.

      I only had blisters on her pads once. It was because I never heard of dog wax and booties. And, everyday before we walk, wax is on and reapplied every 30 minutes. Educate people on bicycles, they never need to peddle. The only bike leash a dog can have is the bike tow leash, I tested this on many dogs and the best creation made. Dog can pull the bicycle, it helps with the heel and dog does not pull when walking, dog can pull bicycle in any direction, but also can help a dog maintain direction and staying straight. Best yet, the bike tow leash can decrease the time and number of dogs when doing detection work in large parking lots.

      Dog pulls and drags you, you do not pull and drag dog.

      Do me a favor people should not use a regular leash on the bicycle with a dog. Seen leashes get snared in the gears and hurts both the rider and dog. Seen the leashes under the seat, they spin around and dog can wind up choking to death.

  2. Sherry says:

    Keep the POS locked up for as long as possible. Judges need to start making examples of people by issuing the toughest sentences possible. Maybe that would deter these freaks. Glad the dog wasn’t too badly injured. Prayers going out to him.

  3. andy garcia says:

    I would take all his tacos and ram them down his fat ugly face and burn his house down , If you ask me , thank you for turning in fat boy

  4. Larry says:

    It’s another bastard walking the streets, until the judicial systems gets the balls needed to make this type of abuse serious and the media starts reporting the seriousness of abuse of any kind we can expect more, but sadly many more pets are lingering in pain unreported.

  5. linda says:

    Because he owns the dog he can anything he wants? What an asshole! This obviously wasn’t the first time he abused this poor dog.

  6. susispot says:

    A nice high bond amount tacked to this crime. I hope that is an indication this judge takes animal abuse seriously. I hope he gets some jail time and a lifetime ban on having pets. What an A-hole!

  7. tina says:

    ASSHOLE, ASSHOLE!!!!! I hope you drop your soap and bend over to pick it up only to get fucked up the ass when you are in jail!

  8. Nancy Raymond says:

    Mario Cardona – It would give me great pleasure to tie your useless ass to the back of my car and drag you from Texas all the way to New York. You deserve it.

  9. Brigitte says:

    Karma to this fucking bastard. the same thing should be done to this POS. I hope prisoners tortures him in jail and breaks every bone.

  10. Pearl says:

    you are a stupid fat pos ..wth gives you any right to treat any animal with cruelty and abuse. ..I personally want to tie you ass up and drag you till we reach the jail..and never have to see you again

  11. Michelle says:

    People like that don’t deserve a beautiful dog like that! Let’s drag him by the throat behind my truck and see how he feels after a couple blocks! Prosecute to max of the max of law!

  12. JH says:

    No place in our society fur this type of person, ZERO tolerance. Put the lazy bastard down and be rid of his sorry ass, since this type of monster will do this again.

  13. Patrick N Laura says:

    Can someone please state which shelter this dog is at-I want to contribute to her rehab, and follow the story of who adopts her. ???? It has already been fully stated how horrible the man that had her was-not worth my breath or energy, he will get his. I want to know she is ok! So sad!

  14. Belinda Matayosian says:

    praying that justice is serve ! We have got to make stronger laws so these low life’s get what is coming to them .

  15. Mary Hendershott says:

    I want him dragged in the same matter. He should be barred from having pets and be treated like a sex criminal. Same goes for all people. My dogs are my kids and babies. Sure I may yell at them at times, but they know that as short time later I have hugs and kisses for them.


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