Can you identify these two photos?
If you said “spotted dog feet” and “human” – BZZZZ! Sorry. Don’t feel bad, I got them wrong too.
The first photo is actually the front paws of a dog named Choker who was tied behind his owner’s truck and dragged – those are holes in the feet, not spots of color in the coat as I first thought. The second photo is the dirtbag owner, John Louis McKinley, quoted thusly: “That will teach him to run next time.”
Neighbors who witnessed the dragging in the middle of the night last week called 911 to report it. AC seized the dog and Mr. McKinley – if you can imagine – turned up at the shelter on Monday to have a visit with Choker. (The visit was denied). Mr. McKinley was arrested and charged with felony animal cruelty after confessing to police.
Choker suffered “asphalt burns to his chest, inside his legs and thighs and on the top and bottom of his feet”. He is further described as an “emotional mess” but responding well to his caregivers.
Added, 7-21: Video on the story, including footage of Choker, here (ad at beginning)