Bleeding puppy cruelly dragged down Los Angeles street by owner

Posted at 4:44 PM, Jan 16, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-16 17:32:08-05

LOS ANGELES (PIX11) – A Los Angeles man is facing animal cruelty charges after dragging a puppy down the street, causing injuries so severe they required surgery, according to officials.

Dossey James, 28, faces two counts of felony animal cruelty after he was recorded dragging the young dog because it refused to walk, according to an LAPD press release.  The dog was injured so badly it left a bloody trail on the pavement, and needed surgery for extensive cuts and scrapes to its belly and legs.

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(Credit: Los Angeles Police)

The dog is now in the care of the South L.A. Animal Shelter, where it is recovering.

James is being held on $145,000 bail.

See the KTLA website for more.