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Woman who dragged dog from scooter enters diversionary program

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Posted at 6:46 PM, Oct 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-16 21:46:42-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — On Friday, Elaine Rosa, the woman accused of dragging a dog from a scooter is entering a diversionary program.

She is facing felony animal abuse charges for allegedly dragging a dog in January of 2019.

The viral video of this happening spread across social media.

Today Rosa's defense team made a request for her to go to a mental health program for a year.

And, the district attorney's office said a law passed in 2018 allows for her to do that, but has to follow all requirements for a year.

If she complies her felony will be dismissed.