There’s good news for the German Shepherd former name G2 who sparked widespread outrage when his owner dragged her behind his scooter.
G2 has been renamed Ceniza which means ash in Spanish, after she was adopted by a priest.
Father Roy Snipes of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission adopted G2 and gave her the new name which was chosen in honour of Ash Wednesday.
The self-styled cowboy priest is well known for adopting stray and abused animals.
I’m sure this Sunday everybody is going to want to see her,” Snipes said in a report from Valley Central. “So if she’s calmed down enough I’ll bring her into mass with me.”
Snipes knows Mario Cardona, the 59-year-old man accused of dragging Ceniza behind his motorized scooter. Cardona attends Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Video of Cardona dragging Ceniza behind the scooter went viral in mid-February, prompting widespread outrage and triggering a criminal investigation.
Cardona is charged with cruelty to non-livestock animals, a Class A misdemeanor. He remains at the Hidalgo County jail and couldn’t be reached for comment.
There’s more goodness in him than he even realizes,” Snipes said. “But he’s a roughneck. I don’t think he ever really wanted to hurt his dog.”
Animal Control turned Ceniza over to Snipes. The priest already cares for roughly nine other dogs, who often accompany him to church.
Exactly how many? He can’t say.
“It’s hard to tell you ’cause I can’t get them to sit still long enough to get a good head count,” Snipes said, chuckling.
h/t: Valley Central
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