Dog dragged by car on Youngstown's east side currently recovering
Oreo, the dog dragged nearly 100 yards by a car on May 29, is sore but wagging her tail and loving the attention from the Animal Charity of Ohio's caregivers. The charity, which provided an update on Oreo's condition to their Facebook page on May 30, said Oreo likely would've died from her injuries or an infection without treatment.
In the morning of May 29, the Youngstown Police Department and Animal Charity of Ohio responded to the scene on the east side of Youngstown.
Eyewitnesses said Oreo, the black and white dog, was dragged approximately 100 yards while the car traveled at about 35 mph. After arriving at the destination, the dog was chained up in the backyard.
An assessment done by the animal charity's medical staff found each of Oreo's paws with at least two broken toes and each paw has been degloved. She has several broken nails and severe abrasions on all of her legs, stomach and chin. The animal charity posted a photo on Facebook showing spots of blood on the road from the incident.
As of 12:15 p.m. May 29, the animal charity sedated Oreo so her wounds could be cleaned. The updated Facebook post said Oreo "is resting comfortably right now with pain medication and antibiotics."
YPD told 21 News that the humane agent is handling the case, and charges will likely be filed at a later date.