A Leitchfield man told authorities he forgot a one-year-old pit bull had been tied to the bumper of his truck, and on Sunday dragged the defenseless pup four blocks severely injuring the dog’s paws, legs and stomach.
According to K105News, Leitchfield police officers to the call of a dog being dragged. The driver, identified as Charles Weedman dragged the dog to railroad tracks on Highway 54 before being stopped by witnesses. Weedman untied the dog from the chain and went home. When officers arrived at his residence, he stated he forgot the dog had been tied up. The dog belonged to his daughter and son-in-law, Corey and Chelsie Snell.
The Leitchfield Animal Shelter seized the dog named Khalessi and transferred her to a veterinarian for treatment. She is expected to recover however is described as “in a lot of pain.”
“All four legs were skinned badly, some all the way to the bone, and the toenails were torn out… It’s going to be a long road to recovery,” shelter director Jessica Pharis Williams stated.
Cory Snell surrendered two dogs about six months ago after he was accused of animal cruelty. Weedman is scheduled to appear in court on October 25.
(Photos via screenshots K105.c0m)
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