In Huntersville, North Carolina, a dog had been leashed to back of a cargo carrier on a jeep. When the disturbing photos of the dangerous situation were posted on social media Monday afternoon, animal advocates were quick to respond over their concern for the dog’s safety.
According to the Facebook conversations after the photos were shared, the driver of the gray vehicle had been spotted at a Chick-Fil-A in Huntersville. After taking photos, eyewitness Jamie Reynolds wrote,
“What jerk hauls their dog on a cargo carrier?”
Another person reported seeing the gray Jeep at a different location and called Animal Control and police who have been trying to locate the driver of the vehicle. In North Carolina, there are no laws requiring pets to be secured, and it is perfectly legal to transport a dog in the back of a pickup truck without securing its safety. If an officer, however, deems the pet to be in danger, an owner can be charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty.
The following information was posted on Facebook.
Let’s hope the dog is safe and the owner is reminded how dangerous this could be for his pet.
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