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Man seen dragging dog behind his car as punishment

By Mason White 2:00 PM June 18, 2014
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By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) People were outraged when they saw a man driving his car with his dog being dragged from behind.

Residents of the town in South Africa, called the Knysna police to report a dog owner seeing a Ridgeback being dragged behind the sports car.

Three people witnessed the incident and have also reported the dog owner to the Knysna Animal Welfare.

Angry witnesses surrounded the car, forcing the driver to stop. The driver allegedly told them that he was punishing the dog for escaping.

The dog reportedly suffered a ruptured diaphragm and damage to its paws.

The dog, named Gina, underwent surgery and is recovering in the Knysna Veterinary Clinic. Police have questioned the driver and took statements of witnesses, but so far, no arrests have been made.