This shocking video has captured the moment a volunteer fireman, having tied a stray dog to the back of his SUV, drag the animal through a street to “teach him a lesson for biting his son”.
As the car sped through the streets of Salamanca de Monterrico in Central Peru, Paco the dog struggled to stay on his feet and was badly injured. Following the cruel punishment, the animal was left with four broken legs and holes in the bottom of his paws.
Paco also suffered internal injuries, after the man kicked him several times before tying him up and dragging him behind his truck.
Following the incident, the driver — Jose Percy Chiroque Chacon — was questioned by the police. He has reportedly claimed that the dog had bitten his son and that he wanted to punish him.
Chacon said that he had grabbed the dog and tied him with a rope to his truck before driving round the town at high speed, according to local media reports.
Paco was saved by local residents who, having seen the abuse, blockaded Chacon’s car and forced him to stop. The dog was then taken to hospital where vets said that his pads were completely scraped off and he lost several nails during the abuse.
1. Jose Percy Chiroque Chacon, 45, tied a stray dog to his car by a rope and dragged him through the streets.
2. Paco, five, (pictured) was left with four broken legs and ripped holes in the bottom of his paws.
3. Driver Jose Percy Chiroque Chacon, 45, (pictured) allegedly claimed that the dog had bitten his son and said he wanted to punish him.
Outraged residents in Salamanca de Monterrico have protested against Chacon’s actions, saying that the dog is loved in the community and has never bitten anyone else before. One neighbor said:
Everybody around here knows Paco, he is really friendly and that’s why he gets fed a lot and hangs around. Nobody has ever heard of him biting anybody and we very much doubt he bit the man’s son.
The Volunteer Fire Department of Peru stated that Chacon joined their unit in 2001 and passed the exam in 2003. General Commander Gonzalo Lostaunau Silva said that the man’s actions do not represent the oath which firemen take and contradict the values the service men stand for.
4. Chacon said he had grabbed the dog and tied it by a rope to his SUV before heading off round the town at high speed.
5. Paco was saved when local residents spotted the abuse and blockaded Chacon’s car, forcing him to stop.
6. Paco was then taken to hospital where vets said his pads were completely scraped off and he lost several nails due to the friction.
And here is a local media report (in Spanish):
Source: The Daily Mail.
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