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Dog dragged to death behind owner's car

Published: 23 Aug 2011 08:00 GMT+02:00
Updated: 23 Aug 2011 08:00 GMT+02:00

The man was finally made aware of the fact that he had his dog in tow when a startled witness managed to signal to him.

By the time the dog was attended to it was beyond saving and had to be put down.

The incident occurred on road 70 near Gräv in Dalarna in central Sweden.

The 84-year-old had taken a break at a rest stop in order to allow his pet Australian terrier to have a pee, according to the local Dalademokraten daily.

The man tied the small dog to the tow-bar at the back of his car while he sat in the driving seat to make a couple of phone calls, the newspaper reported.

Apparently forgetting his tied up canine friend, the elderly man then drove out of the rest stop and back on to the rural highway.

The man had managed to travel over three kilometres before the driver of the car behind succeeded in alerting him to his unfortunate oversight.

The dog was in a shocking state and there was little alternative but to put it out of its misery.

The 84-year-old is now suspected of cruelty to animals and gross negligence.

TT/The Local/pvs (news@thelocal.se)

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12:26 August 23, 2011 by muscle
oh this is very painful...extremely painful...poor dog.

i dont know what would be justice, punishing the old man.... who is OLD.. or what...damn...

Now i feel there should be some beeper in the dogs collar or in leash. to remind the people that dog is tied. Its to painful just thinking about the poor dog....

I hope i can develop something for such cases
12:32 August 23, 2011 by Svensksmith
I am sure the old man feels terrible that he inflicted such suffering on his faithful friend.
16:36 August 23, 2011 by Darwinder
That is one of the saddest things I have read in a very long time, almost made me cry.
16:37 August 23, 2011 by eppie
3km?? Was he still using his phone when he started driving or was he listening to his i-pod? Didn't he hear anything
16:58 August 23, 2011 by local-aam
So pathetic! What if the dog were a human being and dragged to death. This actually happened some years ago on earth when the man's garment was accidentally locked with the bumper of the car. So sad!
19:09 August 23, 2011 by calebian22
Dogs are always glad to see you. What other member of the family can you say that about? Such a sad end for a faithful companion. The old guy is hating his stupidity tonight.
19:18 August 23, 2011 by Donny
This is nothing compared to what they do to animals in China! In China they skin animals alived then throw them on the street corner to die a slow and painful death... at least this guy was unaware of what he was doing...
21:35 August 23, 2011 by Shankiboy
Terrible Terrible news! Im crying reading this, The dog suffered all long the way to its death, poor animal, Cruel and negligent humans!
03:07 August 24, 2011 by repat_xpat
In America, we lampoon such an idea (i.e. Chevy Chase & NP Vacation), in Sweden, we practice it. Wow, can't believe this comic line came to live --- in Sweden).
04:54 August 24, 2011 by pulltheweather
Welcome to the world of a vegan, where you feel this way about the mistreatment of all animals.
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