In the midst of the blistering Arizona heat, someone abandoned a dog outside of an animal shelter in Scottsdale. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever, dubbed Chewy, managed to chew the leash tethering him to the tree and break free before the heat took a deadly toll.
According to the Desert Tails Shelter, the dog was abandoned when it was 111 degrees outside. In a Facebook post on July 7, the shelter wrote:
ATTENTION… we had this beautiful boy tied up to a tree in front of our shelter today and 111° heat… this poor boy was burning hot chewed his way from the leash and was standing in a little bit of shade he can find… he’s absolutely beautiful not chipped and very well behaved boy…. you did not have to tie him to a tree in front of our shelter we would’ve taken him in
What is next for this dog?
Chewy will be held for a short time to see if his real owner comes forward – if nobody claims him, he will be made available for adoption on July 16, reports ABC 15 News.
According to Desert Tails, Chewy is a very good boy who is potty trained and “gets along with everyone,” including dogs, cats and children!
Find the Desert Tails Shelter Facebook page here.
More news and updates on the National Animal News Facebook page.
Eleven dogs found dead after van breaks down – read the heartbreaking story here.
Airline crew administers oxygen to dog on a flight – read more here.
Our site is supported by stories from Shared.com
Dying man’s wish to find a home for his beloved dogs – read the story here.
Woman horrified by house infestation after walking in the park with her dog – read more here.