A Florida woman will not be charged after she was found dragging a dog behind her truck.
Maria Alvizo was pulled over by authorities when they saw a black mixed breed dog chained to the bumper of the truck. The dog was being dragged as Alvizo was driving. When officers stopped Alvizo, the dog was already dead from its injuries.
Alvizo told authorities she didn’t know how the dog would have gotten tied to the truck.
The Alvizo family had been feeding the stray dog after a neighbor abandoned him.
Investigators found out that Alvizo’s mother had tied the dog to the truck, so he wouldn’t follow the neighborhood children to the bus stop. The family has numerous vehicles on their property, and the truck that Alvizo drove that day is not normally used.
Alvizo said she only used the truck because her car didn’t start. She stated that she did not know the dog was tied to the truck until she was pulled over.
Source: My Fox Tampa Bay