Park rangers recently found and saved an abused dog that some cruel person left chained to die in rising water!
Park rangers in Missouri likely save their share of wildlife, but were really shocked when they came across a dog burdened with a heavy chain attached to a concrete block while patrolling an area around a lake. Thankfully they were able to save this poor thing before water rose high enough for him to drown. It was on Friday, April the 28th when they found a scared, dirty Lab/shepherd mix who was tethered to a 12” x 12” CMU (concrete masonry unit) at the Longview Lake, just outside of Kansas City. The park rangers contacted Tonya Hampton, an animal control officer and also an employee of the Great Plains SPCA.
There is no doubt at all this was intentional,” says Tonya Hampton. She is an animal control officer and also an employee of the Great Plains SPCA!
After his rescue, this sweet dog was named Deputy. It is clear that the middle-aged dog was abused and also “presumably left to drown in high water levels,” according to the statement by the SPCA. “When I first arrived, I was able to gain his trust a bit by offering treats. I was also able to free him from the cinderblock and he walked into a kennel without any hesitation,” Hampton said. “Once at the shelter he was still a little bit reserved. However, after a few minutes he just lit up as if he knew he was safe. We gave him a bath since he was so very muddy, and he seemed to really appreciate all our efforts”.
Deputy is now recuperating from his previous life at the Great Plains SPCA’s Independence shelter. He will likely be up for adoption real soon. Anyone with information about who might did this is asked to call the Jackson County Animal Control at 913-475-6164.
“Our hope is that he finally knows what true love and also safety really means, as he went through so much already,” Hampton says. “I just wish people were more like these dogs, so forgiving and loving too. Mankind would really be much better off”.