Man Videotaped Dragging His Dog Behind His Scooter Is Finally Being Brought To Justice

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It’s a sad reality that animal abuse is an all-too-common issue that plagues our society. Most troubling, perhaps, is that people continue to engage in it every day without ever trying to change their ways.

It can be difficult to make sense of why any of those people would ever choose to adopt an animal. Luckily, there are those around the world who make it their duty to fight on behalf of abused animals.

Melissa Janelle Torrezis is one such person who takes it upon herself to ensure the safety of animals that have suffered. When she noticed her neighbor committing an atrocious act of animal cruelty, she immediately knew what to do…

It’s probably safe to say that the vast majority of dog owners genuinely love their furry friends, they work hard to care for them, and they would never do anything to intentionally hurt them. Not everyone feels this way, though.

Unfortunately, animal cruelty, including toward dogs, is all too common around the world. Many states have their own animal cruelty laws on top of the ones already imposed by the federal government, but that doesn’t stop some people.

Many cultures have their own different standards when it comes to what does and doesn’t constitute animal cruelty. Yet sometimes, when people cross certain lines, the abuse is undeniable…

That certainly must have been what one woman was thinking when she witnessed her own neighbor committing what she felt to be a heinous crime against his German shepherd. She couldn’t stand idly by, so she took action.

In early 2017, Melissa Janelle Torrezis saw her her neighbor Mario Cardona committing a horrific act of animal cruelty. She immediately decided that she had to do something to help. What she saw was, by all accounts, disturbing.

Mario was dragging his poor dog behind him while he drove a motorized scooter. Though she couldn’t stop him directly at that point, Melissa began videotaping the 59-year-old man in the act. Shockingly, that didn’t seem to stop him from continuing to do what he was doing.

“Don’t worry,” Melissa said to Mario, as she made no secret of the fact that she was filming the incident. “Don’t worry,” she told him again. “I’ll call the cops on you.” She continued to film as he kept dragging the poor animal.

“Call them, it’s my dog!” Mario mocked as he continued to drag the suffering German shepherd behind him in his scooter. It was almost as if he was issuing Melissa a challenge. She was happy to accept, though.

Melissa alerted the authorities to what was happening right in front of her eyes. They came to the rescue as soon as they could, and now Mario faces charges of animal cruelty. Melissa’s actions changed everything that day.

It’s fortunate that Mario’s German shepherd is now in the care of animal control, who will undoubtedly have their work cut out for them as they try to help the dog recover from his trauma. Melissa’s footage is truly haunting to watch…