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 that suffered injuries after being dragged behind truck in Weeki Wachee, Florida appears to be recovering nicely and even wagging his tail!
Nature Coast Animal Wellness & Surgical Center has been posting updates about the dog, who has now been named Oliver North by the staff.
"He is very sore but is doing good!" the center wrote on Facebook. "Jewell, One of our Vet technicians took him home for the weekend to make him as comfortable as possible in a “home” environment!"
"He is tolerating his treatment without hesitation and that tail is wagging like nothing ever happened! What a sweet baby we have here!"
Oliver was spotted by the center's owner, Jan Johnson, being dragged behind a truck down Northcliffe Blvd. on Friday.
"He came loose and flew into the median at which point he was rescued."
Photos posted to Facebook show the horrific injuries Oliver endured. He 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 posted video of Oliver limping around after being rescued. He was sore, but they say he is a very sweet boy.
The center says Oliver 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.
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.