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Forsyth County: Injured dog gets new home
Owner likely to be deported
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Rosemary, a German shepherd, stands next to her caretaker after treatment.

A German shepherd dragged behind a truck on June 18 has a new temporary home.

Deputy Doug Rainwater, a spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, said the dog, an about 2-year-old female, was taken in by volunteers with the Humane Society of Forsyth County on Friday after spending the previous two days in veterinarian care.

The dog Humane Society leaders said have renamed Rosemary sustained injuries to the pads of her paws after being dragged down Ronald Reagan Boulevard behind the truck driven by her former owner.

“The man (who dragged the dog) signed the paperwork (Thursday) night and gave ownership of the dog to the Forsyth County Humane Society,” Rainwater said.

As for her former owner, 41-year-old Miguel Sanchez, Rainwater said he will likely be deported.

“(Sanchez) is on hold for immigration so he will probably be sent back to his (home country),” Rainwater said, although he did not know which country Sanchez is from.

“He’s still at our jail and he’s going to remain at our jail until he makes bond. But once he makes bond, the (federal authorities) are going to come pick him up, or at least review his case. And I think because of the circumstances, they’ll (deport) him.”

Sanchez’ bond was set at $4,680.50 after he was arrested on charges of animal cruelty, driving under the influence and driving on a suspended license.

Dr. Lanier Orr, the vet who cared for Rosemary, said a few of the pads of her paws were almost completely torn off due to being dragged on the asphalt.

On Friday, Orr and his staff made sure those paws were well-bandaged before giving her to Mary Murphy, animal program director for the Humane Society.

Murphy said Rosemary will remain at the society’s no-kill shelter on Keith Bridge Road for a few days until a suitable foster family is found for her.

After her paws completely heal, she’ll be available for adoption.