VAN BUREN, Ark.- An Arkansas man is behind bars after allegedly dragging two dogs behind a motorized scooter.
The suspect, Raul Chavez, is charged with aggravated cruelty to animals.
After the horrifying ordeal, the two dogs are now recovering.
“The pads of his feet are torn,” explained Rebecca Kascubowski with the Almost Home Shelter Rescue. “They had him checked out at the emergency vet. They had everything provided for him that they needed and they were treated.”
The smaller dog is Prince. He suffered more severe injuries than his large Great Pyrenees friend the shelter called, “Big P”.
“You could tell (Big P) wasn’t going to let anyone hurt him,” remarked one volunteer at the shelter, “He was right there taking care of him the whole time.”
Once the recovery is complete, Almost Home Shelter Rescue will try to find new homes for Prince and Big P.
The hope is that a new home might adopt these best friends together.
“If that can’t happen, we’ll find them the best possible home. And as cliche as it is, they’ll live happily ever after.”