Woman accused of dragging dog on scooter charged with felony cruelty

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Prosecutors in Bakersfield, California have charged the woman accused of dragging a small dog behind a scooter with felony animal cruelty. On Friday, both the felony charge and one for a misdemeanor for failing to provide animal care, were filed against Elaine Rosa.

According to the Bakersfield.com, Rosa was spotted dragging the small dog behind an electric scooter in early January. Brandon Saunders witnessed the disturbing situation and confronted Rosa. Saunders stated the woman acted “indignant” and would call authorities.

“The dog was on its side and we watched it being drug at least 100 yards and there’s no telling how long she had been dragging it for before we saw it,” Saunders posted on social media. “You can see that its paws are all completely bloody. I was unable to get a good picture of the poor dog’s side.”

The dog, named Zebra, who did not belong to Rosa, suffered injuries in the dragging incident – the dragging left Zebra with bloodied paws which had to be treated by a veterinarian. As reported by WECT News, Rosa was fired from her job just one day after the dog dragging incident. The dog was returned to her legal owner.

If found guilty of the felony charge, Rosa could be sentenced to three years in jail and up to a $20,000 fine. The misdemeanor charge is punishable by the maximum sentence of six-months in jail.

Reactions to the felony charges have been swift on social media.

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8 replies
  1. Adrienne says:

    That smirk will be off her face once she is actually sentenced. Glad she lost her job and hope she gets the maximum sentence for this cruelty. What a brain dead creature. Hope in jail she gets what she deserves from the inmates.

  2. Gizmos Mommy says:

    I’d like to knock the fucking smirk off the face of that fucking little island parasite. And to think she’s got a psychology degree?!?!? I’m really going to be sick now. I hope they throw the fucking book at that piece if sh”it”.

  3. Barkley's Mom says:

    So they finally got around to charging this POS! I hope she gets the maximum sentence they can giver her but the way the courts deal with these things, I won’t hold my breath!


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