Dog abandoned - tied to tree outside of shelter

Tied to a tree – dog abandoned outside of shelter in blistering heat

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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.

Dog abandoned - tied to a tree

What happened?

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.

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12 replies
    • Michelle LaSeur says:

      I think any owner who abandons his dog should not be considered as a candidate for homing in the dog’s future if the owner was who abandoned it

  1. Bunny Peters says:

    He is gorgeous!!! Glad he was able to be saved!!!

    Poor guy…… bad prior owners…,. Failed him terribly…… could easily have been a tragedy……

    Hope he finds a wonderful new furever home where he will be treated as a beloved family member……

  2. Jo says:

    Is Chewy with us or at Rainbow Bridge? The article dysrts out he died soon after he was able to chew thru his leash, then you say he is going to be up for adoption! ?????? Please explain.

  3. Barkley's Mom says:

    I am willing to be that the “real owner” is the one who dumped this dog. If not they better have a pretty good story as to why the dog ended up tied in front of the shelter and left to die in the heat!

  4. Star Shelley says:

    Really???? do they think the owner will come looking for him, the idiots low life left him there to die. Karma to these so call owners, wishing them no peace in their heart, mind and soul with nightmares for the rest of their lifes.

  5. Nancy Raymond says:

    Chewy’s owner was too damn cheap to pay a fee for turning him in – so they left him outside to possibly die in the heat. Some people should never have any animal and these douche bags are a prime example. I hope Chewy gets a safe loving home – he so well deserves one.


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