In Horizon City, Texas, the video of a young husky was captured by a witness who noticed a dog had been being dragged by a leash along the side of a vehicle while it was moving. Moments later, the vehicle stopped, a man got out of the back passenger side and removed the collar and leash from the dog before getting back into the vehicle and driving away.
According to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office (EPCSO, the dog is then seen chasing the vehicle as it pulled away along Ascencion Street. The sheriff’s office is investigating the incident and has asked anyone with information to call 915.832.4408 or 915.538.2185.
The young, healthy dog was taken to El Paso Animal Control.
“I’m posting this again because it’s too severe of an issue not to. Not only is it a severe issue in El Paso….but it has become the norm. This heartbreaking scene is what happens day in and day out here. All those dogs y’all see me move out of state is for this exact reason, because heartless people don’t think or care. They didn’t measure the responsibility that being a pet owner requires and instead of, again taking responsibility, and reaching out for help from a rescue they opt to dump their poor dog. I am disgusted, I am furious, and I am heartbroken. El Paso needs to DO BETTER.”
The video went viral on social media, and there was no shortage of condemning remarks aimed directly at the irresponsible person who abandoned the dog. Fortunately, within 24 hours, the fate of the beautiful husky changed when a family adopted him – calling the pup the missing piece of their family. He has been named Nanook, and from now on will be loved, cared for and respected – just as every dog deserves.