Man Charged After Dragging Dog Tied to Car

The dog's owner was charged with animal cruelty

Monday, Mar 31, 2014  |  Updated 6:04 AM CDT
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Man Charged After Dragging Dog Tied to Car

Roxy, a 1-year-old Chihuahua mix, is being treated for her injuries after being dragged by her owner's car.

A dog is being treated at a New Jersey animal hospital after being tied to a car and dragged down a street.
   
The dog's owner, 49-year-old Keith Guastamacchia, told authorities he stopped to let the dog use the bathroom along Route 36 in Highlands, tying the dog's leash to the side of his car.
   
Guastamacchia said he drove away after an upsetting phone call and forgot about the dog, a 1-year-old Chihuahua mix named Roxy.
   
Police observed the dog being dragged and pulled Guastamacchia over. He was arrested and charged with animal cruelty.

Information on an attorney for Guastamacchia was not immediately available.

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