An abandoned dog, left to die after someone tied her to a tree in a remote area of Pitt County, North Carolina, was found by two children who heard her cries. According to WITN News, the kids, ages 10 and 14, heard whining on Sunday night and they went to investigate.
The curious children made their way through tall weeds and over a brook before finding the young dog, near death, tethered to a tree without any access to food. The dog, dubbed “Tanzie,” is skin and bones – she weighs a mere 28 pounds and a veterinarian who examined her believes that she was without food for upwards of two months.
Pitt County Animal Services has acknowledged the kids who took the time to investigate likely saved this starved dog’s life.
Tanzie is being fostered by Jennifer Matterly, with Friends of the Pitt County Animal Shelter. Tanzie has a long road to recovery, but she is finally receiving the care that she so desperately needed.
(Screenshot via WITN News)
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