A pitbull dog has been left in a critical condition after a man was seen beating the poor animal within an inch of its life, before he was detained by police.
The Massachusetts citizen, identified as twenty-two year old Mark Rodney Hurd, was stopped by law enforcement after a report from a concerned citizen. They found him dragging the dog, known as ‘Chance,’ across his driveway.
The animal had reportedly been suffering from a severe limp and had been spotted coughing up blood.
A Chief from the Everett police force has commented on the situation:
“It’s extremely disappointing to see this type of violence perpetrated on an animal especially a domesticated pet.”