BRIDGETON, Mo. – A Bridgeton woman was charged with animal abuse, this week, after police spotted her dog being dragged behind her pickup truck on I-70.

St. Charles Police say 33-year-old Amy Taylor was traveling between 60-and-65 miles an hour while dragging a dog named Coco on May 22.

Taylor told police she had just picked up the dog at a veterinarian and placed him in a small kennel in the back of the truck. She says she didn’t know how the dog got out and wound-up being dragged along the interstate.

Police say Taylor did, however, admit that she knew there were no screws to hold the kennel together.

Taylor has been charged with a misdemeanor.

Police say Coco was severely injured at the time but is now in good condition, expecting to make a full recovery.


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