The owner, 62-year-old Thomas Naylor, fled the scene before being arrested several hours after the incident, where he was booked and charged with animal cruelty and driving under the influence.
The dog - a six or seven-year-old pitbull called Cruiser was taken to Advanced Critical Care - City of Angels in Culver City suffering from dehydration and vomiting.
As of Saturday morning Cruiser is doing extremely well (see video). He received IV fluids and last night starting eating. He had no internal injuries, no bruising and no broken bones.
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Culver City Police Lt. Randy Vickrey told Patch Saturday morning that Cruiser is ready today to go to a new home or a rescue group. If Cruiser doesn't find a new home by Monday he will be taken to the pound.
Here are the important details that a potential new owner or rescue group must know about Cruiser.
- Cruiser is a six or seven-year-old pitbull
- He is dog aggressive
- He needs to go to a home that has no other pets
- He needs to be with an owner that is comfortable handling a dog aggressive dog
If anyone can help Cruiser please contact Lt. Randy Vickrey ASAP at email@example.com