German Shepherd Dragged from Pickup Recovering and Ready for Adoption

Rebekah Sager
September 20, 2019 - 2:17 pm

Riverside County Animal Services


An 8-month-old German shepherd rescued by authorities in July after she was dragged behind a moving pickup truck is on the mend.

According to the Riverside County Department of Animal Services, Beauty suffered serious abrasions to her paws and abdomen from the incident, and an animal cruelty investigation was opened. Residents reported seeing her dragged and then left for dead on the road. 

Although witnesses yelled for the truck to stop, the driver continued on. When the driver was eventually stopped by a deputy, she agreed to take the dog to a veterinary hospital but instead left the dog behind.

Beauty has gained 10 pounds since her stay at Animal Services. 

“Beauty’s wounds are very small and almost fully healed,” veterinarian Sara Strongin said in a statement. “The wounds no longer require bandage changes but veterinary team members are still applying a topical spray daily.”

John Welsh with Riverside County Animal Services says anyone who wants to adopt Beauty has to go to the Riverside County Animal Services office in Jurupa Valley.

For more information on adoption, reach out to Animal Services at 951-358-7387 or visit the agency’s website.