The Humane Society of Northeast Texas is no stranger to violence against the animals in its care. But an incident of an ACO dragging a dog around the pound by a leash was caught on video last month, forcing the city to take action. Prepare to be underwhelmed.
The little dog can be seen on multiple camera views being dragged like a sack of potatoes by Saylor Knox, the ACO paid to protect him from harm:
Knox’s boss, Environmental Health Supervisor Buck Farrar, says there is no excuse for the behavior, but here are some excuses:
Farrar said that while nothing excuses the behavior, the office was short-handed that day, Knox was hurrying, and the dog was behaving in an unruly manner.
“There is nothing that can condone taking action that can be perceived as abusive toward the animal. Do I believe that there was any ill intent…
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