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Investigators Searching For Man Who Dragged Pit Bull Behind Pickup

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SACRAMENTO COUNTY (CBS13) — The search is on for the person who dragged a dog behind a truck for more than a block in Sacramento County.

Witnesses tell CBS13 that a rope was tied around the dog’s neck, and it may be still be suffering from internal injuries.

“Dragging down the street,” said Aimee Barrow who helped rescue Roscoe. “No fight in the dog, just dragging.”

Roscoe is still struggling to breathe, and he has deep gouges to his ribs, stomach and paws after being dragged behind a pickup truck more than a block.

It happened Tuesday in broad daylight in North Sacramento near Hillsdale Boulevard and Palm Avenue. Witnesses tell CBS13 that the driver came down the street, cut the rope and kept going, leaving the injured pit bull in a ditch.

When the driver was confronted by neighbors, they say he became angry and shouted obscenities before driving away.

When neighbors approached Roscoe, he was barely moving.

“When I first approached him, he growled a couple of times, but that was it,” Barrow said. “That was all the energy he had left.”

Linda Shandell Klein-Andrade posted photos of him on Facebook, hoping the community could find the owner or suspect.

So far no one has been arrested and they’re trying to find that suspect. A license plate was reported to animal control, but nothing has come so far.

More tests are being done on Roscoe to determine the extent of his injuries.

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