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Dog Dragged Accidentally by New Owner, Back Up for Adoption

UPDATE: The family that was supposed to adopt Flo the dog, cannot complete the adoption process, so Flo is back up for adoption if you are interested.
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DAYTON -- Imagine seeing a dog hanging on a rope from the back of a pickup. The terrifying scene happened today outside the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center.

One and a half year old pit bull mix 'Flo' is recovering Wednesday night after a terrifying ordeal.

Flo was adopted from the ARC Wednesday and her owner-to-be tied her to something in the bed of his pick-up.

"New dog, unfamiliar circumstances. The dog decided the back of the pick up wasn't where she wanted to be today and jumped out," ARC Director Mark Kumpf explained Wednesday.

"I noticed the dog and it was completely hanging by its neck!" Dayton's Molly Baldwin recalls witnessing the event.

The scenario unfolded to the horror of folks inside the resource center and people driving by who cut the driver off and  immediately alerted ARC staff and police.

"Apparently, the gentleman saw the dog jump out, thought she had run off the side of the road, turned around, when in reality her leash was still attached to the pick up and she was dangling behind the vehicle," Kumpf explained.

Flo was examined and luckily only suffered minor injuries. She is nursing a little road rash on her hind legs and a few scraped toenails.

Although not the brightest move, the man who tied Flo to the bed of his truck did not break any laws.

"Although we strongly recommend folks not place an animal in that situation, there is no legal requirement that they have them in a carrier or restraint," Kumpf added.

After the traumatic ordeal, Flo's luck quickly changed.  Baldwin and her boyfriend who were at the center to adopt a dog decided Flo was the perfect addition to their family.

"I wanted to cry! I felt so horrible that someone like that just stupidity," Baldwin said. "God came in our favor and now we get him! We're coming back tomorrow. He's coming home with the best owners he possibly could have."

The ARC is working with Vandalia Police to determine if any charges will be filed following the incident.

 
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