ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI)– A woman is charged with animal abuse for allegedly dragging a dog behind her pickup truck.
According to the St. Charles County Prosecuting attorney’s office, 33-year-old Amy M. Taylor was stopped by police on May 22 after she was seen to be driving a pickup truck on Interstate 70 at 60 mph while dragging a live dog, named Coco, by a cable attached to the truck and Coco’s collar.
When stopped, Taylor was not aware that the dog had escaped the kennel and was being drug behind the pickup truck.
Taylor admitted to police that she had put Coco into a kennel, which was in the bed of the pickup truck. Coco was able to get out of the kennel and the cable attached to Coco’s collar wound up getting hung up on the pickup truck’s tailgate.
It is unknown how Coco got out of the kennel and the bed of the pickup truck.
Taylor also admitted to police that when she put Coco’s kennel in the back of the pickup truck, she knew there were no screws to hold the kennel together. Taylor attached a leash on the dog and Taylor left that leash attached to Coco while in transit.
Coco was severely injured and transported to a local veterinarian hospital. Coco is currently in good condition and expected to make a full recovery.