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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.