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UPDATE: The family of a dog that was dragged down an Oklahoma road have come forward.

Jessica belongs to a family who live a few blocks from where she was found clinging to life.

The family says that while the brother did lawn work with a friend, they tied Jessica to the white truck to make sure she was out of the way.

When the work was finished, the pair went inside and forgot about tying Jessica to the truck.

The owner of the truck, who didn’t know the boy had tied the dog to his truck, then decided to go to the store.

The owners will pay for all of Jessica’s medical expenses and made a donation to the Cherokee County Humane Society for helping save their dog.


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TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – A little dog is on the long road to recovery after being dragged down a road behind a pickup truck.

The dog, who has been named Jessica, was found on the side of a busy Tahlequah road this weekend.

According to KOKI, she was bleeding, couldn’t stand on her own and was barely clinging to life.

Witnesses told animal control officers that the dog’s leash was tied to the back of a white pickup truck.

As the truck drove down the road, it began to speed up.

As Jessica struggled to keep up with the truck, she quickly wore down the pads on her feet, lost her footing and was dragged until her leash broke.

“People had followed them and stopped and rescued the dog,” said Lou Hayes, from the Cherokee County Humane Society.

The humane society is paying for her medical expenses and is trying to find out who was driving the truck.

“Basically, we’re still waiting,” Hayes said. “We’re offering a $500 reward through the Humane Society for anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever was dragging the dog.”

Amazingly, the humane society says she will be left with a few scars but should make a full recovery.

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