[UPDATE: Saturday] Dog Tied Up to an Abandoned Vehicle and Left to Die, Says Tow Truck Driver
Thursday, a tow truck driver in the hills east of Garberville was picking up abandoned vehicles for the County Abatement program between Peak Mountain and Zenia Bluff Road. He went to hook up one that had been left just off the side of the road for over a year. When he got close to the truck, he discovered a dead dog tied to it.
The poor animal, he said, had only recently died. The body was in relatively good shape. “It is still a healthy looking dog. It was a pretty dog… [But]there was nothing there–no food, no water.” (The photo shows a nearby container which appears to hold an unknown liquid.)
It appeared, he said, that the dog had died after being deserted in the remote spot.
“Look at the suffering that poor dog went through,” he said.
The photo he took of the scene could disturb some people. Don’t click here unless you are sure you want to see it. He hopes though that it will help bring justice for the tortured creature. “Someone is going to know who the jackass is that did this,” he hopes.
He said that he left the car there. “Hell, no, I’m not going to roll the car over on the dog.”
At the time, he also left the dog’s body there. He said that he was very upset. “I love animals,” he explained. “I just couldn’t deal with it…[But] I plan on going back on Saturday.”
He’ll bring his pickup and some shovels, he said. “If the dog is still there, I’ll bury it.”
UPDATE Saturday: The tow truck driver is on his way back to the site to bury the dog. If anyone has already buried it, please let us know (either in the comments or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org) and we’ll relay that to him. If anyone would like to help, the driver said that would be nice as it isn’t a small dog.