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Young dog dragged behind a truck near Dickinson


  • Arlo, a 5- to 6-month-old Australian Cattle Dog, was dragged behind a truck near Dickinson, Nov. 7, 2016. Photo: Houston K-911 Rescue/Galveston County Health District

A young pup is in good hands now after suffering a traumatic incident in near Dickinson.

Friday at roughly 6 p.m., a Galveston County Animal Resource Center officer responded to a call that a dog had been dragged by a truck. When the officer arrived on the scene he saw a 5- to 6-month-old Australian Cattle Dog suffering from deep gashes and exposed muscle, tissue and bone.

According to a press release from the Galveston County Health District, a woman on the scene said that the dog had been tied to the truck earlier in the day. She explained that her father later drove off in the truck, dragging the canine three-quarters of a mile. The dog was released when his collar snapped.

The driver did not return to the scene. The woman released the dog to the officer because she could not afford to cover its veterinary costs.

Monday, the county health district announced that the Houston K-911 Rescue is now caring for the dog, who they’ve named Arlo. He’s been taken to VERGI Animal Hospital where he is being treated with antibiotics and pain medications.

“(Arlo) is going to need major soft tissue surgery and weeks of intensive bandage changing,” a spokesperson for the rescue says. “It’s going to continue to be an expensive healing process.”

Those want to want to donate to Arlo’s care fund can visit youcaring.com/arlo or cal 713-932-9589.

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