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Dog survives being dragged behind vehicle in Gallatin County

Dog survives being dragged behind vehicle in Gallatin County
Marley survived being dragged behind a vehicle in Gallatin County
Posted at 12:44 PM, Jul 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-15 14:46:52-04

BOZEMAN — An investigation is underway after a dog was reportedly tied to a bumper of a vehicle and dragged along Jackrabbit Lane on Tuesday, July 6. The dog is now recovering from its injuries.

A news release says that Gallatin County Sheriff’s deputies investigated a call regarding animal cruelty. The caller reported that a dog had been tied to a bumper and was dragged more than half a mile down Jackrabbit Lane before the collar came apart and the dog was set loose.

Deputies searched for the dog and found Marley in the ditch.

As the deputies approached, Marley lifted its head and "showed a strong will to live." Marley was then taken to receive emergency care.

The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office is conducting a full investigation of the incident.

In the meantime, Marley is being well-cared for and is expected to make a full recovery, but has extensive injuries and will need care for quite some time.

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