Garden Grove police: Dog hospitalized after driver unknowingly drags him from truck


A dog is being treated for injuries after he was seen being dragged from a pickup truck early Friday in Garden Grove.

In a news release, the GGPD said the driver told officers he was not aware the dog was being dragged.

Police were dispatched to the area of Brookhurst Street and Trask Avenue around 1:30 a.m. after witnesses reported a dog being dragged from the back of a pickup truck, according to the news release.

The dog appeared to have been tethered to the truck bed, witnesses told police.

Shortly after, additional witnesses called the Garden Grove Police Department reporting that the dog was seen in the area of Brookhurst Street and Trask Avenue and no longer was being dragged. A person found the dog bleeding from its paws.

GGPD officers, with the assistance of the CHP, were able to locate a license plate for the pickup truck that was registered to a Baldwin Park resident. Officers made contact with the driver of the truck, who told police he was unaware that the dog had fallen or jumped out of the bed of the pickup.

Orange County Animal Control officers responded and took the dog to an emergency clinic.

Updated information on the condition of the dog was not available mid-morning Friday, Oct. 2.

According to state law, your animal should be cross-tethered or in a pet carrier while in the back of a truck.