Accused Chihuahua dumpers want dog back
Two cousins charged with tossing a Chihuahua out the window of a moving car now say that it was all a big misunderstanding
And they want their dog back.
Jimmy Correa and Jenny Torres were released on their own recognizance after being arraigned Wednesday on animal cruelty charges. Police said that Correa threw Princess, the Chihuahua, out the car window as Torres was driving. They then returned to see if the dog was still there. That’s when residents got their license plate number and called police.
Correa, however, said the dog merely jumped out when he opened the car door, according to NBC 10. (Click the link for a video report.)
Police said Torres signed the dog over to be adopted when she was arrested on Monday, but Correa says she misunderstood what she was signing and wants the dog back. The dog, Correa said, belongs to Torres’ 3-year-old daughter.
“She’s been crying ever since. We want the dog back, but they’re not going to give it back,“ he said.
The dog is currently at the Forever Paws Animal Shelter in Fall River.
Posted by jwoestendiek May 22nd, 2009 under Muttsblog.
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