GRAPHIC: Dog found dragged by car near Guthrie, receiving treatm

GRAPHIC: Dog found dragged by car near Guthrie, receiving treatment

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GUTHRIE - A young dog is currently being treated by an Oklahoma shelter and veterinarian after a group of construction workers reported seeing the canine being dragged by a car Tuesday morning.

The skin torn off Simpson's back was practically raw to the bone after it appears he was dragged behind a vehicle.
Construction crews rescued the dog this morning and took him to the Free to Live Animal Sanctuary.

Matt Goodwin at Free to Live says he's never seen injuries like this.

"It was just disgusting, you don't know how someone could do this. What would motivate someone to do this? It was a good-natured dog, a sweet dog. It was just heartbreaking," says Goodwill.

Simpson was immediately taken to the Stoneridge Animal Hospital in Edmond for treatment.

"He was neutered this afternoon and also with his wounds on his back they are cleaning those extensively and washing those with antibacterial soap and making sure infection doesn't set in," says Goodwin.

Our cameras were rolling when Simpson arrived back at the sanctuary, scared but standing strong.

A second dog remains on the loose and so does a person of interest.

Deputy Chief Richard Stephens with the Logan County Sheriff's Office says if and when do they catch up with him, he will be facing felony animal cruelty charges.

"He's been known to be at a certain convenience store every morning for coffee I suppose, and we are going to be waiting for him, hoping to make contact with him," says Stephens.

You can call the Logan County Sheriff's office at 282-4100 with any information.

This story does have a silver lining, in just a few months Simpson will be up for adoption.

You can take him home and make him a part of your family by simply contacting the Free to Live Animal Sanctuary.


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