PUPDATE! The NJ dog left to drown in a cage is now looking for his forever home.

River’s rescuer had initially planned to adopt him, but her other dog found the situation too stressful. Jennifer Vaz said surrendering him was the hardest thing she ever had to do.

River was saved from drowning by a good Samaritan. Now she plans to adopt him.

NJ Police are searching for the person believed to have left River to drown, trapped in a wire cage as the tide came in. He is now safe and sound.

Abandoned Philly Dog Named for Rocky’s Fighting Spirit After Being Left to Die

Sly was 50 pounds underweight and had an intestinal blockage when humane officers found him. Now on the road to recovery, his case is being investigated.

Dog’s Neck Pierced With Hook, Tow Chain in Detroit. They Named Him “Courage.”

Though he endured conditions rescuers described as “horrific,” Courage is on his way to recovery. An investigation is underway to determine who is responsible.