Update 7/23/12 8:45 a.m. PST: The shelter has confirmed that this dog is safe and will be adopted.
On Friday, a Rottweiler mix arrived as a stray to the San Antonio, Texas city pound. The dog had a large chain around her neck.
A heavy, confining chain around a dog’s neck is disturbing in and of itself, but this chain, and they way that it was attached to the dog, was even more so – the chain was through the dog’s neck.
Indeed, someone had pierced the dog’s flesh to attach the clasp of the chain.
Several cuts with bolt cutters were required to remove the cumbersome metal from the dog’s body.
One might expect a frightened dog, who is in pain, to react in a negative manner under such circumstances – but not this girl.
Read the following recount of her behavior during the chain-removal ordeal,
You know this baby had to be in pain but she was so happy to be helped she held perfectly still and literally smiled at us while we used the bolt cutters to
free her…even though it took several cuts to get her completely undone.
Whoever was cruel enough to pierce a chain through this dog’s flesh was likely abusive in other ways as well.
Perhaps that is why the dog is so happy at the city pound. In fact, the chipper pup apparently adores greeting the people who approach her kennel run.
But her happiness over her current locale is misguided. She is not aware that when her three day hold is up, she will walk to a room that she will not leave.
This smiling, beautiful dog has not had an easy life. She has not been shown the kindness that she deserves.
This lovely girl needs to leave this facility alive and know what it means to be loved.
If she is this happy under her current set of circumstances, imagine her potential outside of this facility, surrounded by the love of someone who cares.
Time is not on her side…the ever present tick-tock, tick-tock draws her closer to her demise.
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