Puppy abandoned in swamp - tied to a tree

Home sought for deaf puppy who was burned and left tied to a tree

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.

Adoption process

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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9 replies
  1. Adrienne says:

    Thanks to Jess’s Zebulon, this pup is safe and with proper care should be able to be adopted.There are kind people in our country who selflessly help the helpless. Pray for a speedy recovery and a family to love him forever.

  2. PAMELA D says:

    Hopefully the abuser will sink in a muddy swamp and choke to death for doing this to this puppy. What other animals did the abuser do.

  3. Gizmos Mommy says:

    My precious Poppy is deaf and brain-damaged and somewhat crippled. Yet I wouldn’t trade her for all the money in the world. If I lived near this little pup he’d have a home with me for his life. Handicap pops are so very special. They weave their way into your heart. I hope Nash finds a family to love him because he is a special little pup!!!


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