Man who dragged dog with car arrested in Crete

A 73-year-old man was arrested in the town of Rethymno on the island of Crete for tying a dog to the back of his car and dragging it along a road.

The man, who faces charges of animal cruelty, was tracked down by police after a witness posted a photo of the incident, showing the vehicle's license plate, on social media.

According to unconfirmed reports the dog survived the ordeal.

The man reportedly told police that the dog was a stray that he found in his field.

He claimed he decided to drag it over a distance of around 100 meters so as to prevent it from eating sheep in the area and getting shot by angry farmers.

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