Puppy dragged through streets of PSL

By Peter Shaller - email
Posted by Rachel Leigh - email

PORT ST LUCIE, FL (WFLX) - Holly, a young pitbull puppy, nearly lost her life Monday after being tied to the back of a truck and drugged nearly two miles.

"A car going about 40 miles per hour, that's amazing that she's still with us and alive," said Dr. Fox who is taking care of the dog.

Police say Napoleon Davis offered to take the dog to the humane society. His family wanted to get rid of her; however, police don't know why they were giving up Holly.

Tom Nichols, with the Port St. Lucie Police Department, said, "He put the dog in the rear bed of the truck and attached a 15 foot leash to the dog.

They left their home on Iffla Avenue, and then Davis got onto busier roads. Officers say this is where it all took a very dangerous turn. Holly jumped out of the truck -- still attached to the leash that was still attached to the truck.

"We know the dog was dragged 1.9 miles down the roadway," said Nichols.

Multiple roads, including curves, all on the route that ended on Rosser Blvd. Three witnesses saw the whole thing according to police. Davis was arrested.

Back at the vet's, Holly is going through round after round of surgery.

The first visitor at her bedside? The Police officer who was on the call Monday morning. She put Davis in handcuffs, but can't get this puppy off her mind.

If you'd like to donate to help out this dog in Port Saint Lucie, visit the Humane Society of St. Lucie County's Web site.