A heartbreaking discovery was made in Tucson, Arizona, on Sunday. According to the Sanctuary Project, a tiny puppy was found buried alive in the Pantano and Escalante area.
The organization recounted how the puppy was found:
Last night we were contacted by a wonderfully hearted employee of the Tucson Police Department asking for help. They had responded to a call about hearing whimpering, only to find this puppy who had been buried alive.
The group added:
The Sargeant who found him had graciously offered to pay for the first 24 hours of his care if we would take him into custody this morning, at which point we would race him to our vet.
The tiny pup, who was unresponsive, had a mouth that was filled with rocks and dirt, and an extremely low body temperature. Though the puppy was rushed to a veterinarian for care, early the next morning he was humanely euthanized after showing signs of neurological issues as well as a seizure. Those who tried to save him stated that they were “heartbroken.”
The heartbreaking situation is under investigation by the Tuscon Police Department – anyone with information is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME.