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Vancouver man accused of dragging, killing dog faces judge

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David Kadow in court on Thursday (KPTV) David Kadow in court on Thursday (KPTV)
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The Vancouver man accused of dragging his dog behind his truck and killing her made his first court appearance Thursday.

52-year-old David Kadow is charged with animal cruelty and driving with a suspended license.

Kadow’s neighbors called 911 on Sunday when police say they saw him driving his truck and dragging his dog “Hailey” behind it.

Court documents show a couple on East 28th Street heard a dog yelping, they saw Kadow’s dog tied to his truck and bouncing off the pavement as he drove.

Officials say they yelled at him to stop, but he kept going. Records show he ran over the dog at one point and then returned home.

Kadow’s wife Wendi said he walked through the door with Hailey’s lifeless body, but she believes it was an accident.

“That dog was his life,” said Wendi Kadow. “He’d never do anything to hurt her. I just don’t understand where it’s at and why Vancouver Police have made such a big deal of this. Not that it’s not a big deal, but we haven’t even been able to mourn Hailey’s death.”

Some neighbors at Kadow’s apartment complex told FOX 12 he didn’t treat the dog well and the couple didn’t feed her enough.

One woman, who wants to remain anonymous, said Hailey deserved better and she hopes Kadow is punished.

Kadow is being held in the Clark County Jail on $75,000 bail. His next court appearance is scheduled for June 9.

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