Dog Tied to a Tree with Garden Hose Has Chance of Survival

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When Kaleigh Wetrich went for a walk with friends along the wooded area in north Oak Cliff County, Dallas, Texas, she never expected to find an abandoned dog, but she did. The 6- to 8-month-old Boxer mix was emaciated and cruelly tied to a tree with a garden hose. He was deliberately left there to die.

Wetrich heard a faint bark coming from the woods. She followed the noise and found the innocent dog.

“I can’t just leave a living creature to die like that,” Wetrich told Fox News.



According to authorities, the dog that now goes by name Lucky was probably abandoned in the forest for at least a week prior to being found. Local rescue group, Apollo Rescue, saved Lucky as soon as Wetrich reported the incident.

Lucky was tied with a heavy garden hose and there was no food or water left for him. Rescuers say that he was close to organ failure but luckily he was found in time to save his life.

According to Steve Basham of Apollo Rescue, Lucky has a chance at survival. The rescue group is caring for the canine while local authorities try to build a case against the dog’s previous owner.

Finding whoever abandoned Lucky in the woods and charging the person(s) with animal cruelty will be a difficult task. The dog was left in a field with no address and there are no witnesses to this event.

Authorities encourage anyone with information to this crime to come forward.


0 thoughts on “Dog Tied to a Tree with Garden Hose Has Chance of Survival”

  1. It’s scary to think that the people who are capable of doing such horrible things to animals are our neighbors, coworkers and fellow community persons. you would think that these people would look like monsters but saddened in my heart to know they probably look just like anyone else- but have a heart of black inside

  2. Dear Lord, how can people be so cruel… breaks my heart! This person will pay ..if not in this life,then the next. So happy this baby was saved! Thanks to all who showed kindness.

  3. How do I delete a comment….accidentally posted the wrong link. Wanted to post the link of the dog’s YouCaring. Blast.

  4. This kind of behavior shows a very sick, brutal mind that unfortunately is still out there somewhere. It’s NOT about gun control — It’s about effective mental health INTERVENTION. Salvage if you can; contain and control if you cannot. DON’T just let these sick sick people run loose. Their next victim will be a child, an elderly person, someone vulnerable or just not paying attention.


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