In Denver, Colorado, the police are seeking information about a pickup truck and its occupant who dragged a dog by its leash behind the vehicle. After the vehicle was persuaded to stop by witnesses, the driver saw the mortally injured dog and sped away.
According to the Denver Police Department press release, the incident occurred about 3:00 p.m. on Monday. The pickup truck had been traveling southbound on South Platte River Drive at West Mississippi Avenue at the time. Witnesses described the men inside the truck as an older Hispanic or Asian male and a younger white male passenger.
Photos of the suspected vehicle show a step side bed, a tailgate of a different color than the rest of the truck and a temporary registration tag in the rear window.
Shaun Kandalec witnessed the disturbing situation; on his social media page he wrote:
“… This as***** was flying down Santa Fe with his dog dragging by its leash and snapped off. When this piece of s*** got out and saw their dog was in a puddle of blood he took off! The dog passed away not even a min later. Temp tags 8006610 grey Chevy S10 with a red tailgate. I notified the police. Keep an eye out this was off Santa Fe and Mississippi.”
Employees from the nearby auto shop rushed over to help the dog, but it was too late. Denver ordinances require dogs to be restrained. The dog had a leash that snapped during the ordeal – he wore a red harness that was still attached to his body when he was carried to an animal hospital.
Anyone with information is asked to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.7867 (STOP) A $2,000 reward has been offered and tipsters can remain anonymous.
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