A young dog is lucky to be alive after someone tied him to a tree in the woods and left him to suffer with zip-tie around his muzzle. The pup, dubbed Riptide, had to have one of his legs amputated because the rope that tethered him to the tree had cut all the way down to his bone.
Riptide was found in a wooded area of Saint Paul, Minnesota, after a concerned citizen reached out for help on July 30. In a release from the Humane Society of the United States, the cruel situation was detailed:
The animal control officer found the dog tied to a tree by his back leg. The dog’s mouth was zip-tied shut so he could not chew through the rope holding him in place or bark for help. The dog was underweight, covered in maggots and both the rope and zip tie were embedded down to the bone. Saint Paul Animal Control believes he may have survived for up to two weeks at this location.
The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for abandoning dog in a wooded area near 4th and Clarence in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
City of Saint Paul Animal Control Officers are investigating this case. Anyone with relevant information is asked to call the Saint Paul Animal Control Facility at 651- 266-1100 or email email@example.com.
Riptide is being cared for by Rescued Pets are Wonderful. Find the agency on Facebook here.
(Image via Rescued Pets are Wonderful Facebook page)
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