Donkey dragged by Splendora man behind his truck is expected to recover

November 1, 2012 2:33:52 PM PDT
We have an update to a story we first told you about last week. A donkey that was dragged behind an SUV is expected to recover from her injuries.

Marc Richard Saunders, 30, is charged with felony animal cruelty. A witness told authorities Saunders picked up the donkey, named Susie Q, after it got loose, then tied it to a hitch and dragged it a quarter of a mile.

Susie Q lost nearly two inches of her hooves. Her owners now say she's very uncomfortable, but is expected to make it.

Volunteers are planning to make that donkey specialized shoes when she's able to stand for longer periods.

You can read more about it in The East Montgomery County Observer, one of our Houston Community Newspaper partners.