Dog Seen Dragged in Viral Video To Be Adopted

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The limp German Shepard seen dragged by its leash, by a man in a motorized wheelchair, is going to a new home.

Mission Animal Control confirmed the update Monday morning but did not go into detail on who adopted G2 or if she’ll stay in the Mission area.

On Friday, Municipal Court Judge Horacio Pena Jr. ruled, G2, would be made available for adoption.

This comes after Mario Cardona, 59, was recorded by a neighbor dragging the dog. The video quickly went viral on social media and was seen on daytime talk shows.

During the court hearing, Cardona’s wife Rosa Maria Cardona, testified she is the sole owner of the G2 and was not aware Mr. Cardona had taken her. She also testified her husband suffered from depression and PTSD.

Mission Animal Control testified, G2’s ribs were showing and she was “very skinny.”

Mrs. Cardona testified saying G2 was skinny because the other dogs in the home were eating G2’s food Cardona also testified saying G2 is not currently on any vaccinations because they “could not afford it.”

Cardona was arrested less than 24 hours after the video was recorded by Mission Police and charged with Animal Cruelty. Specifically, Nonlivestock Animals, under the section (b) (5) A person commits an offense if the person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly: transports an animal in a cruel manner. A cruel manner includes a manner that causes or permits unjustified or unwarranted pain or suffering.

Cardona is currently in a Hidalgo County Jail on $10,000 bond

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