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A man in Florida was arrested for animal cruelty after witnesses saw him dragging a dog behind his truck.

Source: WPBF 25 News/YouTube

According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, a witness reported seeing a suspect dragging a white French Bulldog mix by her leash and neck collar while driving. The motorist reportedly caught the attention of the driver who thought it might have just been an honest mistake. When the suspect stopped, they picked up the dog and threw her into the bed of the truck before driving off again.

After an investigation, detectives and the Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control located the suspect and after an interview, they agreed to turn over the French Bulldog mix named Blanco to PBC Animal Care & Control.

The investigation found that Blanco did not belong to the suspect but to another family member that “entrusted him with watching Blanco.”

Thankfully, the motorist who witnessed the act took a photo of the suspect’s license plate to turn over to PBSO for an investigation. We are thankful thank Blanco is somewhere safe and is being treated by Animal Care and Control.

The suspect, Lisandro, was arrested and charged with aggravated animal cruelty and cruelty towards animals.

Animal abuse is more prevalent than many may think. According to PetPedia, every 60 seconds, an animal suffers from abuse, with more than 65 percent being dogs. More than 10 million animals die from abuse every year in the US alone, not including the livestock bred for consumption, who also suffer immense abuse. Animal abuse happens everywhere and is a serious issue. We need more laws to protect animals and hold abusers accountable.

Sign this petition to demand all states make all animal abuse a felony now!

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