Less than two weeks ago, a disturbing video posted on Facebook had animal advocates outraged and rightly so. In Flagler County, authorities continue to investigate 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).”
According to the Palm Coast Observer, the dog’s owner has been fined $35. for violating a city’s ordinance for safe transportation of animals. State animal cruelty charges are still possible, contingent upon whether or not detectives determine if there was criminal intent to be cruel to the dog, stated Flagler County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Mark Strobridge. The owner of the dog chained notified authorities the day after the video went viral and said they were taking their pit bull named Zeus hog hunting, contending the dog liked to ride on top of his cage.
Animal Control officers have been to the owners’ home and stated all of the dogs were well cared for and their kennels were clean. A new Florida bill, introduced on January 10th, titled “Dogs in Vehicles” will require pets to be safely secured in open trucks and receiving proper ventilation.
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(Photo of dog chained via Brenna Cronin)
Previous video can be seen here:
Just saw this asshole driving down 95 with a dog with the letter S branded into his right back leg, chained to the top of a cage….does anyone know this vehicle? Got off on 100 going towards flagler, I called the cops and they opened and investigation and have now found the owners, I am so happy this video was able to help these poor dogs out.
Posted by Brenna Cronin on Wednesday, January 11, 2017