Heartbreaking update about dog dragged behind truck

Devastating news about dog dragged behind truck in Alabama

There is devastating news about the dog who was dragged for more than a mile behind a truck in Alabama. According to WKRG News, the dog’s injuries were so severe that he had to be euthanized.

The horrific incident

The dog jumped or fell out of the bed of a truck which was traveling along down County Road 95 in Elberta. Jim Horak, the good Samaritan who witnessed the terrible situation, tried his utmost to alert the driver, but the man would not stop. By the time the driver stopped, the brown dog was grievously injured – a trail of blood left on the roadway where his body was dragged.

What is next?

Horak was appalled by the deadly incident and he wants to see Alabama laws changed. Currently, it is legal for dogs to ride in the back of vehicles. On Tuesday, Horak posted to his Facebook page:

Almost 20,000 people have seen the video so far and not a single person that I’ve spoken to opposes that we change the law! We are living in 2018 people! We now have laws to protect controversial issues like gender neutrality but not a common sense law to protect man’s most loving and loyal companion in all situations! C’mon!! No more excuses! If Alabama drops the ball this time they are going to be dealing with nonstop calls from around the world for awhile! Keep sharing and demanding a common sense law be put in place now! Thanks for the support!♥️

Horak expressed grief over the death of the dog, a two-year-old pointer whose name was Charlie:

 I have never shed tears over some stranger’s dog until now. I won’t ever forget him looking up at me laying on the pavement as if everything was going to be alright. Still optimistic looking and trusting of his owner until the end… Sad story. Makes me feel so ashamed of human beings. I hope with social media something changes from all of this. RIP Charlie. I wish I could of saved you.😞

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11 replies
  1. Pamela Garlisch says:

    Thank you Jim Horak! I hope you follow through with getting your laws changed in Alabama! Keep trying! RIP Charlie, your owner didn’t care about you but Jim Horak did! Prosecute Charlie’s owner for cruelty!

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  2. Deborah Dearmore says:

    This happens all across the United States. If people would use common sense this kind of cruelty would stop happening. But until that day all we can do is pray for these poor sweet babies. The laws need to be set as felonies the hell with misdemeanors. We have to get justice for the ones that have no voice..

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  3. Adrienne says:

    RIP Charlie. I hope your family took good care of you before this happened so at least you had happy memories to reflect on. Hope this law goes into effect and should happen in all states.

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  4. Barbara Garabedian says:

    Sick bastards evil creeps how can they do this awful evil crime I hope they die all the assholes who did this horrible evil thing I hope they will be punished & die. Bg

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  5. Jan Barnes says:

    Thank you, Jim, for the action you are taking. I personally feel that this type of crime should be designated a felony with serious consequences! This psycho owner will live with blood on his hands until he rots!

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  6. Bunny Peters says:

    Common sense is not so common…… You can fix lots of things, but you just can’t fix stupid…….

    Honestly, I am very concerned for our future…… (paraphrased): Ghandi states that a society is judged by how it treats powerless members……… we are in serious trouble……

    I feel badly for poor Charlie (your humans failed you BIG-TIME)……. perhaps his family should not have any more pets????

    RIP precious Charlie, You did NOT deserve to be killed….. please look for MacKitty in Heaven and you can RIP amongst loving snuggle buddies…..

    We transport our pets (canine, feline & equine) in kennels or special trailers….. “loose animals can easily become projectiles” in a traffic accident….. NOT good!!!!!

    Charlie’s total POS owner has a reserved spot in Hell waiting for him to burn forever for his cruelty……

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  7. Barkley's Mom says:

    There shouldn’t need to be laws to stop someone from letting their dogs ride in the back of a pickup truck. It should be common sense and any pet owner should know better. It goes along with leaving them in a hot car or letting them run loose. This POS owner may have not broken the law in Alabama but he is an irresponsible human. I truly hope Charlie needed to be euthanized because of his injuries and not because the owner was too cheap to pay for treatment. Rest in peace Charlie.

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  8. Robert Mendenhall says:

    Laws do you need to change that poor dog people getting their cars and they are not human anymore they become a part of that car they forget all sense of kindness and a logical sense

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  9. PAMELA D says:

    Why people put their animals in the truck bed I don’t know . Is their truck so expensive and precious to them they don’t want to get it dirty so they put their dogs in the back. It just makes me so damn mad because they are so damn stupid and something like this wouldn’t happen.

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  10. Tracy Whitcomb says:

    Thank you for trying to save Charlie. Wish there would have been a better outcome for him. Alabama and am the other states need to step up and make it illegal to have pets in the back of a truck.

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