Some people should never be allowed to own a dog!
Officers from the Culver City Police Department are being commended for the heroic measures they took to save a seriously ill dog they found dumped on the street.
Lt. Randy Vickrey’s team was responding to the call they had received about a drunk driver who had a dog in the trunk of his vehicle. The driver stopped long enough to take the dog out of the trunk and leave it on the street before making a hasty getaway from police.
The sick dog was carefully placed in the back seat of the patrol car and rushed to Advanced Critical Care of Los Angeles…
The six or seven-year-old dog, now aptly named Cruiser, was on the brink of death when he was rescued. He was treated for dehydration and vomiting, and has completely recovered from his illness.
The driver, 62-year-old Thomas Naylor, was later arrested and charged with one count felony animal cruelty, driving under the influence, witness intimidation and driving without a license. He pleaded no contest to animal cruelty and was sentenced to one year in the county jail with three years of probation. He will also not be allowed to own an animal and is ordered to pay restitution for Cruiser’s medical treatment.