Above and Beyond for Man’s Best Friend
Holiday travelers were in disbelief of what they witnessed speeding down the highway on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Monday night.
According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Police were called to the scene to see a 10-year-old girl and her dog in a dog cage at the bed of a pick-up truck.
Earlier the child had asked her mother, Abbey Carlson, 29 and step-father Thomas Fishinger, 30 if she could ride in the back of the pickup truck with her dog who she said was crying.
The child was unharmed.
When asked by local reporters why the child was in the cage with the dog Fishinger replied, “”I didn’t want the dog to suffer. That’s like animal cruelty.”
Fishinger and Carlson were charged with endangering the welfare of a child.