SACRAMENTO, CA - A puppy that was trapped under a truck and injured last week is back home.
Thursday, after meeting with animal control investigators, the owner got his puppy back, but not everyone was happy about that.
Witnesses said they rescued the puppy, but the owner says he thought someone stole his dog. Animal control says it was all a big misunderstanding and an opportunity to show the right way to care for a dog.
The 4-month old puppy now known as "Bravo" arrived at the animal shelter secured in a crate in the back of an SUV. That was much safer than how Juan Mora had the puppy chained in the back of his pickup truck when Bravo was injured last week. With the chain too long, the dog fell out, and somehow got stuck under a tire.
"This is a good experience. I know something new, so I want to take care about, more carefully about my dog," Mora, the pit bull's owner, said.
What he learned was the proper way to secure his animal.