WEEKI WACHEE, Fla. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - WARNING: This story may have content that is graphic due to the nature of the crime.
A pit bull is recovering Saturday morning after being dragged behind a truck in Weeki Wachee, Florida.
Jan Johnson, owner of Nature Coast Animal Wellness & Surgical Center, saw the dog as it was being dragged by a truck down Northcliffe Blvd. on Friday.
"He came loose and flew into the median at which point he was rescued," the center writes in a post on Facebook.
The center tells Fox 35 that a man named Jason brought the dog to the center for treatment. Photos posted to Facebook show the horrific injuries the pit bull endured: the dog was covered in scrapes and cuts all over its body from the dragging. Fortunately, veterinarians say the dog had no broken bones, but they are monitoring for internal bleeding.
The center says the dog appears to be about 1 to 2-years-old and had no microchip. He will stay at the center to heal and then put up for adoption.
"Please pray for him and that the person who did this gets caught!"
The truck is described as an older, full-size pickup with faded dark blue paint that appeared to be hauling furniture and junk in the cab. Anyone with information is asked to call the Hernando County Sheriff's Office at 352-754-6830.
There is a GoFundMe set up to help pay for the dog's medical care.