Thanks to a dedicated animal charity the truck driver, Roger Owens, was eventually identified and charged with the crime. Unfortunately, due to lax South Dakota animal cruelty laws, it was looking like Owens was not going to get much more than a slap on the wrist. However, justice did prevail. The two time offender, charged with reckless driving and animal cruelty was sentenced to ten years in prison.
Andra Grace was adopted by a couple from Florida, has completely recovered and is enjoying her new life.
This story (from last year) is inspiring and getting the word out that animal abusers will be facing much stiffer punishments for their actions.