Some everyday encounters shape our lives, while others are just too shocking to imagine. This was the case for two plumbers who were en route to a job location one morning in Robstown, Texas.
Plumber Carlos Carrillo and his colleague noticed a strange figure in a ditch by the roadside and decided to stop. Looking closely they discovered that it was a dog. The two men quickly made their way towards the animal to see if it needed help.
To their horror, the dog was bound up tightly in duct tapes – both its muzzle and all fours. Carlos and his colleague quickly cut the dog free. Carlos stated that the animal looked okay and liked the attention he received.
The men put the dog in their truck and took him straight to a shelter (Peewee’s Pet Adoption). Luckily, the pooch was in good health and only had heartworms, which it was treated for immediately. “His tail won’t stop wagging,” a staff of the shelter stated.
Who could have done this dreadful act? The poor animal had been left outside alone, with no food, water, shelter, or care. By duct taping the dog’s mouth and legs, its chance of survival was drastically reduced.
From the look of things, the dog had been left to die. Unlike most animals in the same situation, this dog was still trusting and not aggressive to the men. This was a truly good-natured animal!
According to Carrillo, he was thrilled by the attention he received and was very friendly the second he was freed from his makeshift prison. Thankfully, the animal was unharmed and instinctively knew that it was being rescued.
The pooch remains adorable and unscarred by the incident. The people who are responsible for this inhumane act have not yet been located. Cruelty to animals has been recognized as a sign of a deep mental disturbance and we know that the people responsible will get whats coming to them!
The dog was in a hopeless situation and desperately needed help. We shudder to think what would have happened if the men had not come across the animal. It is truly unimaginable to think what the dog’s fate would have been alone out there.
Experts believe that the animal must have been tied up for a day at least because of how friendly and frisky it acted after it was freed by the two men.
The dog will reside at the shelter until a loving and happy home adopts him. With its friendly demeanor, there is no reason why this should take long. Hopefully, one lucky family will soon have a warm and spirited new friend to enjoy.
Join us in sharing this story to create awareness about animal abuse incidents like this one. In our world today, many people and organizations are willing to help those who can no longer care for their pets. So, it is shocking to see an animal treated like this when the owner could simply have asked for help.
We should all look out for incidents of animal abuse and contact animal control or call 911 immediately when we spot an animal in need.