A crying puppy in pain is unpleasant to hear, but that’s exactly what a good Samaritan in northern Minnesota heard recently. The bloodcurdling wail went on and on, so the considerate individual went outside to investigate the cause. When the person arrived at the source of the pleas and moans, they discovered a tiny 4-month-sized Shepherd mix puppy who was in severe agony. On further inspection, it appeared as if the helpless animal had been abandoned there for weeks.
While it was undoubtedly a relief to learn that the innocent puppy was crying because he was alive, his condition was dire. The pup, known as Baylor, was discovered in a window well with something strapped tightly around his tummy. When the kind person came closer, the tie-out cable wrapped securely around the pup’s abdomen became apparent. The cord had been forced into his waist and caused significant damage to his stomach as a result of this malicious act. Rescuers think this terrible crime was done intentionally due on purpose.
“Baylor’s mother stood by watching as if to protect him from any further harm,” according to a Facebook post from the Animal Humane Society.
“She’d likely been feeding him so he could survive.” Baylor was rushed to a nearby veterinarian who was able to remove the cable.
Unfortunately, because the investigation was begun, the rescue group learned that Baylor had not been the first pet to be found at that address. To repair his developing organs, Baylor required urgent expert care. Unfortunately, as the inquiry got underway, it was revealed that animal abuse had not been an isolated occurrence at the home where Baylor was discovered.
Baylor’s lower abdominal skin was reattached, and his urinary functions were restored. Despite the fact that the operation is uncommon, the experts knew what to do, and Baylor survived. He is now recuperating in a foster home but has a long road ahead of him.
We hope that by sharing stories like this one, people will speak out and raise awareness about animal cruelty. We can all make a difference if we work together and try to help ALL animals in this world! All they want is love and for us to be their voices.