Outrage After Woman Drags Dog Behind Electric Scooter In Bakersfield, California; Justice Must Be Served!

Photo of the woman who dragged the bloodied dog behind an electric scooter. Photo by Brandon Sanders, Facebook.

The use of electric scooters has raised many issues of concern, but, until now, animal cruelty was not one of them.

Yet, the plight of a little dog became the subject of a big controversy over the weekend after a woman was captured on film dragging the helpless pup through the streets of Bakersfield, California.

On Sunday, local resident and Good Samaritan, Brandon Sanders, shared a harrowing first-hand account of what transpired on his Facebook page.

“We watched this human being riding one of the Bird Scooter’s at about 15 MPH dragging this poor dog behind her by a leash. The dog was on its side and we watched it being drug at least 100 yards and there’s no telling how long she had been dragging it for before we saw her. You can see that its paws are all completely blood,” said Sanders who notified the Bakersfield Police Department as he followed the woman to an apartment. “She had the nerve to tell us that “shit happens, just like with kids!”

This is both appalling and tragically sad that a human being would even think or no less voice those words.

Sanders continued to update the situation noting that the dog had been picked up by Animal Control Services, received medical care, and is expected to make a full recovery.

Appallingly, the woman smiled at Sanders as he took photos of her after she reportedly threatened to call the police on him.

The Bakersfield Police Department confirmed the event, which was also captured on resident James Dowell’s security camera, which he then posted to his Facebook page, noting that on Monday, officers followed up with the investigation and were able to identify and contact all parties involved.

“Officers contacted the female subject who was interviewed and released pending further investigation. The dog was located in the care of a separate subject who investigators have confirmed is the legal owner of the dog,” the department noted on its Facebook page. “Investigators determined that within two hours of the original incident on January 6th, the owner had taken the dog to a local veterinarian where it was medically treated and released. In addition, investigators confirmed that a medical plan was established with the veterinarian and the legal owner to address the injuries of the dog. Based on those details, the dog was permitted to remain in the care and custody of the legal owner.”

As per a statement from the department, the names of the involved parties are being withheld because this is an ongoing criminal investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is requested to call the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.

More Needs To Be Done To Prevent This From Happening In The Future!

Justice must be served and the person responsible needs to be held accountable and charged with animal cruelty.

Contact the Kern County District Attorney’s Office to demand that the person responsible is prosecuted by emailing da@kernda.org or calling (661) 868-2340.

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