The Alabama Department of Transportation apologized and said “appropriate action will be taken” after photos surfaced online of a government truck dragging the carcass of a dead dog down I-20.
April Bennett said was driving away from Birmingham Monday with her 5-year-old son when she spotted the truck zoom past her in the left lane, dragging the lifeless body of a dead dog by a chain. It moved in front of her and then exited the highway after she began taking photos.
Police were notified after Benett told a friend about what she’d seen, reported al.com.
“I understand they pick up animals off the side of the road but this has really upset my little boy,” Bennett said.
ALDOT spokeswoman Linda Crockett said the disposal of the dog is being investigated and appropriation would be taken.
“We regret the animal was disposed of in this manner and are taking steps to prevent further occurrences of this nature,” Crockett said. “This is unacceptable and we can assure you that appropriate action will be taken. We very much apologize.”
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