MONTAGUE, Mass. (AP) - A Greenfield woman faces animal cruelty and other charges for allegedly dragging her dog to death by driving four miles with its leash stuck in her vehicle's door.
Montague police say they responded to the Turners Falls section of town at about 5 a.m. Sunday after a call from a witness.
Police say 33-year-old Shylo Valego and 42-year-old Casey Aiken were emerging from the woods where they had disposed of the dog's body.
They told police they found the animal in the road, but then admitted the small black dog belonged to Valego. Police say the dog's injuries were consistent with being dragged.
Police say they found a cup of rum in the vehicle and alcohol played a factor.
Valego told police she had no idea the leash was stuck.
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