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Texas Woman Dragged her Yorkie Behind SUV in an Attempt to Walk Her

Onlookers were horrified to see a tiny 5 pound Yorkshire Terrier tethered to the bumper of a Ford Expedition being literally dragged down the street in Marble Falls, Texas, at 10 mph.

Apparently the driver of the SUV, Maricela Sanchez, thought tying her little Yorkie, Mimi to the bumper to walk her was a good idea.

But, poor Mimi couldn’t keep up the pace.

She had scratches on the bottom of her jaw, she lost toenails and suffered severe road rash. Though it’s not known how long the poor dog was dragged down the street, by the time she was stopped the pads of her tiny feet were completely gone.

Marble Falls Police Captain Glenn Hanson said, “For a dog that size, behind an Expedition going ten miles an hour, there’s no way any reasonable person would look at that and say that would be okay to walk the dog that way.”

The sweet little dog is recovering, but is still undergoing treatment for her wounds. She is staying with a foster family while Maricela Sanchez will meet with a judge to determine if she will resume ownership of her dog.

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73 Comments

73 Comments

  1. Avatar Of Darlene

    darlene

    says:

    Please do not !et that witch have that poor dog back,she does not deserve that sweet dog,I hope she goes to jail for a long time.you should not let her have any more animals ever!!

  2. Avatar Of Patricia Gray

    patricia Gray

    says:

    The law better prevail, She does not need this animal back. She knew better. Let’s hope she doesn’t have kids. What an idiot. I would have jerked her out of the SUV and she would be praying the cops made it to her first. She is that lazy she could not just walk 1 blk which would be plenty for that little baby. She bettter find a new place to live no of her neighbors are gonna want to be around her. I hope she does jail time and put her on a strict walking routine daily.

  3. Avatar Of Diana Brown

    Diana Brown

    says:

    I agree that this behavior was AWFUL! However, I think all the violent suggestions on what to do to with the cruel owner is quite diturbing! Perhaps animal lovers shouldn’t promote cuelty to humans. Two wrongs don’t make one right. There are laws and punishments available that don’t involve sadistic torture. Truely this “person” must have mental issues and I would question her right to own another pet let alone have a child in her care!

  4. Avatar Of Sue Rosenorn

    Sue Rosenorn

    says:

    That ignorant witch should be banned forever from having any pets including insects. She is wicked and obviously mentally ill.

  5. Avatar Of Susan

    Susan

    says:

    To pass any class in school, we take tests to prove we have learned what was being taught. We take a driver’s test to ge a driver’s license. Why is it not logical to expect people who want to own a dog or cat to first learn what the hell companion animal ownership entails, what is mandatory, what is abuse or neglect, what medical responsibilities there are, how to feed the pet adequately, how much exercise is needed, how to train a dog without negative force, and how much they can expect to pay annually for owning a pet. They shoulod be required to take a comprehensive course and pass a test, then get a certificate they can use to become dog or cat owners. Those of us who have worked long and hard with loving companions in obedience, tracking, agility and animal therapy are not the same kind of people as those who get a dog and tie it on a chain 24/7 as far away from the house as possible, never take it to the vet or for walks or let it in the house, allow it to get infestred with fleas, ticks, heartworms and simply don’t know what the heck they’re doing. They need to learn a lot more before thay should be considered responsible pet owners!

  6. Avatar Of Butch

    Butch

    says:

    The woman was too damn lazy to walk her dog the normal way.

  7. Avatar Of Chris Watson

    Chris Watson

    says:

    Get her back???? Why would anyone allow this inhumane idiot to have this poor sweet baby given back to her??? I say drag her behind the Expedition at 10 miles/hour and see how well she keeps up!

  8. Avatar Of Steve

    Steve

    says:

    I think animal abusers should be required to register with the law like sex offenders. Maybe this requirement will stop the majority of animal abuse.

  9. Avatar Of Marie Hernandes

    Marie Hernandes

    says:

    Just saw the video of this nat brain bitch. The woman has stupid written all over her fat ughy face. And your right if this is how she handles the everyday care of a dog. I hate to think what she do with a child. Uneducated people like this have bizarre ways of handling normal tasks. One would be to let the dog heal on its own which is the main reason I would never let her have the dog back.

  10. Avatar Of Bernice Reynolds

    Bernice Reynolds

    says:

    If you’re too dammned sorry to walk a dog you don’t need one. No way should she get that baby back. I think some animal cruelty charges would be more appropriate.

  11. Avatar Of Kendra Mixon

    kendra mixon

    says:

    people are just sick in the head now a days. period

  12. Avatar Of Pat

    Pat

    says:

    To top it all off she doesn’t speak much English and can’t give further info. How convenient and only in America. Learn the language Bitch and learn that animals lovers do not tolerate ignorant people like you. What you did speaks volumes of how you think so keep on claiming you don’t speak much English as we understand completely what a horrible, dispicable excuse for a human you are.

  13. Avatar Of Laura Horton

    Laura Horton

    says:

    If that woman gets her dog back there is something wrong with society.
    Not only should she never be allowed to own another pet but she should receive a fine and jail time or probation. She is either a total mental incompetent or doesn’t give a crap about another living thing.

  14. Avatar Of Efesgirl

    Efesgirl

    says:

    OK, THE PUNİSHSMENT SHOULD FIT THE CRIME, YES? THIS LAZY, STUPID PIECE OF CRAP SHOULD GET HER RUNNING SHOES ON BECAUSE SHE IS GOING ON A HIKE BEHIND A BIG VEHICLE!!!!! KEEP UP OR SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES. DRAG HER SORRY ASS ALL THE WAY TO THE BORDER AND DUMP HER ON THE OTHER SIDE. THERE IS NO WAY ANY SANE PERSON WOULD RETURN THE DOG TO HER. SHE MUST BE ORDERED TO NEVER KEEP AN ANIMAL AGAIN. SHE DID IT ONCE SO THERE IS NO REASON TO THINK SHE WOULD DO IT AGAIN. HAS ANYONE CHECKED HER PAPERS TO SEE IF SHE IS LEGALLY HERE? SEEMS THERE IS A BIT OF A LANGUAGE BARRIER, ACCORDING TO THE NEWS REPORT. PAUSE FOR THOUGHT….

  15. Incredible, glad to see that the judge did not grant her custody of this poor little dog. I would hope she would be prohibited from ever owning another furkid in hr lifetime. What a complete %%$$***&&&*

  16. Avatar Of Bluedemon

    bluedemon

    says:

    What the fuck is wrong with this woman??? The judge BETTER NOT give this dog back to her!!! Bitch better be glad I live up in NY or she would be getting her a$$ beaten!

  17. Avatar Of Holly

    Holly

    says:

    I don’t believe she was trying to walk the dog. I think she was trying to kill the dog and coverd her ass by saying she was attempting to walk her. She 27, not 4. If she’s that stupid that she cannot tell the difference between walking a dog and tying it to a huge suv bumper- get any children she may have out of that house and obviously all other “pets”. As for ” should she get her dog back” please don’t match stupid for stupid.

  18. Avatar Of Animal Fan Animal fan says:

    Do not return this poor dog to this vile animal abusing bitch.Also ban her from EVER owning an animal.
    Make this bitch pay.Do the same to this psycho.Kill this bitch face and do the world a favor

  19. Avatar Of Maureen Tierney

    Maureen Tierney

    says:

    This creature should be jailed, fined and never be allowed to keep an animal of any kind again. She is clearly mentally deficient and isobviously unable to tell right from wrong.

    Queensland Australia

  20. Avatar Of Jim Carlson

    jim carlson

    says:

    Hopefully the judge bans her from ever owning another animal and gives her jailtime!!!

  21. Avatar Of Lorraine Fitzpatrick

    Lorraine Fitzpatrick

    says:

    Tie the woman barefooted behind an SUV and see how she walks and how far at 10MPH. The little dog should not be returned to her.

  22. Avatar Of Shelley Miller

    Shelley Miller

    says:

    This woman has shit for brains. no doubt she voted for Obama.

    • Avatar Of Wildbill

      WildBill

      says:

      It’s not Obama who’s associated with with poor judgement where pet’s and vehicles are concerned. I think you’re confused.

    • Avatar Of Fran

      fran

      says:

      WOW..u sound as dumb as the woman who did this!!! what the hell does politics have to do with this? so in your terms all the murderers and rapist and baby killers mustve voted for bush and romney right???

  23. Avatar Of Teresa Rudd

    Teresa Rudd

    says:

    she needs to be treated like that. I would have pummeled her

  24. Avatar Of Deborah Walker

    Deborah Walker

    says:

    In a custody hearing for Mimi the Yorkie-Chihuahua mix at the Marble Falls Municipal Court on Thursday afternoon, ownership of the 5-pound terrier was granted to the Marble Falls Police Department.
    The defendant, Maricela Martinez-Sanchez, did not attend the proceedings. The defense called Marble Falls Police Captain Glen Hanson to the stand to recount the incident in which Mimi was allegedly dragged behind a vehicle at between 5-8 miles per hour.

    After hearing the account, Marble Falls Municipal Judge Cheryl Pounds granted custody of Mimi to the city’s Animal Control Facility, and did not reinstate custody to Sanchez.

    “(Mimi) is doing 100 percent better. She’s been very hyperactive,” said Jacey Ferguson, an animal control officer for the Marble Falls PD following the hearing. “We already have around 20 people interested in adopting her, but we will most likely give her to one of our dispatchers.”

    It has yet to be seen whether Sanchez will be found guilty of a felony charge of cruelty to non-livestock animals and torture.

    Marble Falls police said Maricela Sanchez, 27, has been charged with one count of cruelty to non-livestock animals, a state jail felony with a maximum penalty of two years. She has been released from the Burnet County Jail after posting bail of $5,000.

  25. Avatar Of Cynthia

    Cynthia

    says:

    The dog should be sent to a new home and the woman should be tied to the bumper and dragged behind an SUV going 70mph.

  26. Avatar Of Dorthy De Lima

    Dorthy De LIMA

    says:

    ANYONE THAT DOES NOT HAVE ANY MORE SENSE THAN TO DO THAT SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO HAVE THE YORKIE BACK OR EVER OWN ANOTHER ANIMAL PERIOD! I HAVE 2 YORKIES AND IT MAKES ME SICK TO THINK OF THAT HAPPENNG!!!

  27. Avatar Of Dj

    DJ

    says:

    I thik this woman should be tied to an SUV and dragged at 10n miles an hour to see how it feels. This is something a sociopath would do and she is not smart or human enough to have a pet. I feel sorry for any children she bears. She should be steirlized.

  28. Avatar Of Dianne

    dianne

    says:

    What a ass she should never own another animal in her life time. Maybe someone should drag her behind an suv doing 30 mph and see if she can keep up and oh take her shoes off too. What a horrible person

  29. Avatar Of Michele Matthews

    michele matthews

    says:

    The woman is a dumb broad. Don’t give her dog back. Some jail time sounds good too.

  30. Avatar Of Garima Singhal

    Garima Singhal

    says:

    What kind of a stupid person can´t walk a little dog like a Yorkie and then drags said dog causing severe injuries! And then wants to reclaim the dog. What kind of world is this

  31. Avatar Of Shirley

    Shirley

    says:

    NO,NO,NO,& NO SHOULD NOT BE ABLE TO KEEP DOG

  32. Avatar Of Carol

    carol

    says:

    there is no way this woman should have any pet of any kind! Sne has to be certifiable insane! She should not be allowed to have children at any cost! I hope she can spend some jail time for her evil deed!

  33. Avatar Of Debbie Gorog Debbie Gorog says:

    This women is a complete moron. She should have that poor dog taken away from her and never be allowed to own any type of animal. They should tie her dumbass to the back of a truck and go down the interstate at full speed. She gives asshole a new meaning!!!

  34. Avatar Of Betty

    betty

    says:

    you guys have my same thoughts, lazy good for nothing witch, she needs to learn to walk, how about 100 miles a day for a month tied to the back of hummer or other big truck which blows exhaust in her face as she drags behind 40-50 mph…thats only 4x faster than she made the dog walk and her legs should handle it if not too bad, see what thats like , stupid moron.

  35. Avatar Of Judy Johnson

    judy johnson

    says:

    Let’s tie her behind that SUV at about 25-30 mph and see if she can keep up! Hope she gets the maximum penalty and can not EVER have a pet again!

  36. Avatar Of Patty

    patty

    says:

    somebody please take her and do the very same thing to like she done to the little dog…every body knows that u cant do that to pet..i hope people know that thay cant do that..i do go along with everyone else she should not have the back

  37. Avatar Of Rose Ritz

    Rose Ritz

    says:

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me adopt sweet MIMI!!! I will pay for the transportation even though I live on a small SS pension. She must NOT be returned to that SICK DEVIL. And the judge should order that she NEVER again own an animal!!!!!!

  38. Avatar Of Sherrill Benson

    sherrill benson

    says:

    NO WAY please do not give this little dog back to this woman.I am sure there are a lot of good folks out there that will jump at a chance to make this poor little dog happy.I would take her in a wink.

  39. Avatar Of Laura

    Laura

    says:

    Texas has the death penalty, use it!!!

  40. Avatar Of Kelli Sayre

    Kelli Sayre

    says:

    So, suppose she had a small child she wanted to take for a “walk”?? Would she tie him/her to the bumper of her Expedition?? The individual definitely does not deserve to get that poor little dog back. Let someone have the dog who knows how to take care of and love one. Punish this woman to the fullest extent of the law….please do not let her get by with torturing that little dog. That animal cannot speak for itself, we have to speak for the animal!

  41. Avatar Of Deborah Walker

    Deborah Walker

    says:

    At 10 miles an hour even a human could not keep up with this. Long distant and Marathon runners are lucky to get in 10 miles an hour. If the woman gets the dog back then there is something wrong with the system. The fact that there is a communication barrier between police and the woman tells me that maybe she is not from the US and needs to be sent back to where she came from. We don’t treat our animals that way here in the US. The poor dog could not have been on his feet for a few moments before falling and being drug. I can’t even imagine the pain the dog suffered during this incident. The sad part is once he sees his owner he will jump into her arms like the whole thing never happened. Dogs are so forgiving of the cruelty placed upon them. Please do not put this poor animal back in the hands of an idiot…

    • Avatar Of Deborah Walker

      Deborah Walker

      says:

      Maybe this is a good place to start with comments on this case?

      Marble Falls Municipal Court
      800 Third St, Marble Falls TX 78654
      Phone: 830-693-7173 Fax: 830-693-4032

      • Avatar Of Deborah Walker

        Deborah Walker

        says:

        You can see here on this site when her case comes up

        http://www.ci.marble-falls.tx.us/municipal_court.html

        • Avatar Of Deborah Walker

          Deborah Walker

          says:

          In a custody hearing for Mimi the Yorkie-Chihuahua mix at the Marble Falls Municipal Court on Thursday afternoon, ownership of the 5-pound terrier was granted to the Marble Falls Police Department.
          The defendant, Maricela Martinez-Sanchez, did not attend the proceedings. The defense called Marble Falls Police Captain Glen Hanson to the stand to recount the incident in which Mimi was allegedly dragged behind a vehicle at between 5-8 miles per hour.

          After hearing the account, Marble Falls Municipal Judge Cheryl Pounds granted custody of Mimi to the city’s Animal Control Facility, and did not reinstate custody to Sanchez.

          “(Mimi) is doing 100 percent better. She’s been very hyperactive,” said Jacey Ferguson, an animal control officer for the Marble Falls PD following the hearing. “We already have around 20 people interested in adopting her, but we will most likely give her to one of our dispatchers.”

          It has yet to be seen whether Sanchez will be found guilty of a felony charge of cruelty to non-livestock animals and torture.

  42. Avatar Of Renita Warchol

    Renita Warchol

    says:

    I think they should drag her behind the SUV so she know what it is like.

  43. Avatar Of Tami

    Tami

    says:

    How can someone be so STUPID!! If they give her that dog back the
    judge should be tethered to an SUV.

  44. Avatar Of Charlene Fisher

    Charlene Fisher

    says:

    Someone who knows how please help get a petition up for that Judge to throw the book at that woman and take her rights to be around animals away.

  45. Avatar Of Charlene Fisher

    Charlene Fisher

    says:

    I’m so mad, I could seriously torture that woman to within a fraction of her life and keep her alive so I could torture her again. She would have absolutely no soles on her feet and no skin on her body by time I quit dragging her ass! I wish I knew how to make a website for animal abusers and killers. I would put all their faces and addresses just like the child molesters site. If I was that Judge, that bitch would never be able to have another animal and would have to go to animal abuser therapy and check in every month just like other criminals!

  46. Avatar Of Cheryl Messercola

    Cheryl Messercola

    says:

    That vile person of a human being has no blood in her veins!!! Talk about abuse. That judge better not give her that dog back. If he does then there’s something wrong with him too, to think a Yorkshire terrier can be dragged at 10 mph to go for a walk. See how she feels roped to the back of an SUV and dragged at a rate of speed to her size.

  47. Avatar Of Stephanie Gosselin

    STEPHANIE GOSSELIN

    says:

    YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!! WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD EVEN THINK ABOUT TYING A DOG TO A BUMPER AND TAKING OFF REGARDLESS OF SIZE THE FACT THAT IT WAS A 5 LB YORKIE IS EVEN MORE HORRIFIC HAVE PATHETIC CAN HUMANS GET??? THERE SHOULD NOT BE ANY!!!!! ISSUE AT ALL AS TO GETTING THIS PRECIOUS LITTLE LIFE BACK THE ANSWER IS NO NO NO !!!! SHOULD SHE EVER BE GIVEN THE CHANCE TO TORTURE AND ABUSE AGAIN LOOK IN YOUR HEART AND MIND AND IF YOUR A DECENT HUMAN BEING THEN YOU NO WITHOUT QUESTION THIS DOG CANNOT BE RETURNED TO HER AS IT IS JUST A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE SHE WILL TORTURE AGAIN AND THIS LITTLE LIFE MAY NOT SURVIVE THE NEXT TIME

  48. Avatar Of Beth

    Beth

    says:

    If they give her that poor dog back then I have officially lost all faith in humanity.

  49. Avatar Of Sonya Bates

    sonya bates

    says:

    NO NO NO This person doesn’t deserve to own an animal !

  50. Avatar Of Stan Ellertsen

    Stan Ellertsen

    says:

    I’d like to drag that stupid bitch behind an escalade for awhile ! see how she likes it. Stupid F-ing IDIOT !!!!!

  51. Avatar Of Marisp;

    marisp;

    says:

    OMG please, please don’t hand over that poor pup to that woman. Let that furbaby stay right where she is until another suitable home is found for it…What is wrong with people?? What a piece of shit bully..Someone should tie her fat ass to a truck and walk her….

  52. Avatar Of Diane Gatto Diane Gatto says:

    No she should not get that poor baby back. they should make her walk behind an SUV and see how she likes it. Oh how i hate people that hurt innocent animals her picture should be posted everywhere so she can never have any kind of animal ever again!!!

    • Avatar Of Kellie

      Kellie

      says:

      I agree with Diane Gatto! Her picture shuold be posted just like a child molester! What is WRONG with this woman. There is NO WAY she honestly can say she didn’t think this was wrong in some way. Poor Baby. She NEVER needs to get this dog back and if the judge hands it over then I hope the courthouse lawn is covered with protesters!

      • Avatar Of Debra

        debra

        says:

        pictures of animal abusers should be posted a shelters and pounds like felons.

        • Avatar Of Linda

          Linda

          says:

          You hit the nail on the head. Her picture should be plastered in every vet clinic and animal welfare group within the county.

        • How freaking horrific… Psychotic people like this need to be dragged… and with a choke chain to really feel the misery this little dog experienced!!!!! I truly hope this Neanderthal doesn’t have children. I can only emagine what treatment they recieve! Simply insane!!!!! I want this lady’s picture to post on my website!!!!

  53. Avatar Of Kathy

    Kathy

    says:

    May I please take HER for a walk? My friend has a nice semi we can borrow.

  54. Avatar Of Lucy

    lucy

    says:

    Dumb bitch too damn lazy to walk a small dog. Tie her to a truck for exercise. See how she like it. Poor baby!!! Get better!!! A dog that size out in the yard or short walk on sidewalk b enough. What an asshole. Never let her have any more animals.

    • Avatar Of Cathy

      cathy

      says:

      I agree with u other people, people who treat there little pets don’t deserve them, so I hope she doesn’t get it back.. I would love to have a little yorkie

    • no she should not get this poor baby back if this person will do this to a dog what would she do to a kid .
      this is realy sick

    • Avatar Of Elsie M. Paroz

      Elsie M. Paroz

      says:

      I agree with you all the way, Lucy. If you are to lazy to walk a 5 lb. dog, you DON”T NEED A DOG EVER!!! I hope that is part of her sentence and I hope they fine her a sizeable enough amount to leave a very lasting impression!!! Maybe some jail time to boot, then drag her out on the back of an SUV!!

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