An abandoned dog in extremely pitiful condition was found in Weatherford, Texas, USA.
This dog was discovered when the muzzle was wrapped with electrical tape and the tongue was terribly swollen.
After witnessing this cruel scene, the staff at the Bowie animal shelter named the poor dog Hope. Veterinarians said Hope’s muzzle had been exposed to the electrically charged wire for at least 24 hours.
The dog was found with electrical tape wrapped around its snout and painfully swollen tongue.
Before she was found, Hope roamed the streets in fear and pain. Some wounds are deep enough to cause a muscle infection. Someone pulled Hope’s tongue out of her mouth before wrapping electrical tape around her mouth.
After hearing about the dog, a rescue team and 10 locals were mobilized to find Hope. Despite being rescued by the staff, the electrical tape was removed, but Hope was still severely traumatized.
My health is very poor. The dog was dehydrated, unable to eat or drink because of his blistered tongue. If Hope didn’t make it through, it would most likely die.
Sheriff Larry Fowler said: “I can’t imagine anyone committing such atrocities. We were lucky to find the dog, but this incident was disturbing and shocked us.”
A $1,000 reward will be offered to anyone with information that helps police arrest a suspect. Mr. Larry added:
“I can assure you, we’ll scour the city to find out who did this to the dog.” Pet abuse and torture under US law is a felony with a maximum penalty of up to 2 years in prison.