A deaf puppy, who was burned and left tied to a tree in North Carolina, is in need of a new home. According to the SPCA of Wake County, the pup was discovered by a woman who heard his cries while she was outside hanging laundry.
The woman, Jess’s Zebulon, investigated and discovered that the small pup was tied to a tree on a small patch of dry land in a swamp area. Zebulon had to wade through deep mud to reach the puppy and she used a pocket knife to cut the rope from around his neck. She told the animal welfare agency:
“There’s no way he could have made it through the mud on his own and ended up tangled around a tree like that. I barely made it through the mud.”
The puppy’s maladies
The puppy, since dubbed Nash, was taken to a veterinarian for care. He was found to be suffering from chemical burns on his ear and tail and he had maggots in his ears. It is unknown if he was born deaf, or because of severe neglect.
The adoptions at the SPCA of Wake County are on a first come, first serve basis. Click here to learn more about the shelter’s adoption process.
(Images via SPCA of Wake County)
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