A Florida dog owner is under investigation after a video emerged on Facebook of a SUV to drive with a pit bull chained to the top of a chest.
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Brenna Cronin of Palm Coast captured the footage on Wednesday while riding with her boyfriend along the I-95 in Flagler County, Fox 13 reported.
“I was just completely outraged and shocked,” she told ABC News Thursday. “The dog stood up and looked at me so sad.”
The video shows a Blue American pitbull terrier trying to get on the balance sheet as it tries to stay on top of the coffin.
The dog’s owner, who wished not to be identified, told WTLV in Jacksonville in the chest in an “OK” transport of the animal and is “how everyone transports.”
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Flagler Animal Services of Palm Coast also have spoken with the owner and was told that the dog is used for hunting and is allowed to ride outside, if he doesn’t like his chest, ABC News reported.
A Flagler County regulation says that dogs are to be transported in the open beds of pickup trucks or other vehicles must be limited to a pen or held by a “minimum of two tethers, or any other similar method to safely control or restrain the dogs easily escape to the vehicles.”
The dog in the video, named Zeus, is but one chain.
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The owner was ticketed, Fox 13 in Tampa (WTVT) were reported, although officials do not specify the nature of the ticket. Jeffery Ritter, development coordinator for the Flagler Humane Society, told ABC News that the owner was to cooperate with the investigation and have allowed animal services to perform wellness checks.
After the Humane Society investigation has been completed, it will turn over its findings to the local police to determine whether the owner will face charges.
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