TROUTDALE, Ore. ? Four people living in a Jeep with a small menagerie of animals were taken into custody after a dog tied to their vehicle was dragged through the a parking lot Monday night, police said.
Troutdale police were called to the Travel Centers of America truck stop after several witnesses stopped the Jeep. They said the dog had been dragged around 600 feet.
The dog, named "Rhino,? was bleeding heavily from his paws. Investigators said the dog tried to keep up with the vehicle, when it was going about 10 miles an hour.
A rabbit, two cats, and a python-type snake were also taken out of the suspects? vehicle and seized by animal control.
Police arrested the owner of the dog, Launa Dickerson, 20, along with Allen Cook, 20, Nicholas Falkenhagen, 21, and Justin Rinde, 21 (pictured L-R). Police said they all told investigators that they had forgotten the dog was tied to the car.
Rhino is part Pit bull and was purchased by Dickerson two weeks ago, off a Craigslist ad.
The dog was treated at a nearby veterinarian's office and then placed in the custody of the Multnomah County Animal Control.