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Man Rescues Dog Left Tied To Drown In A Creek


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When Wyatt Erb spotted a lab mix tied to a rock and left to drown in a creek, he quickly took action and saved the dog.

Saturday Wyatt Erb was out for a walk with his wife near Neshaminy Creek in Bristol Township, Pennsylvania when they spotted a lab mix that was tied to a rock in the creek. “The leash was actually hooked to a stone in the ground,” said Erb. “It’s not something the dog could have done by itself.” Erb quickly came to the dog’s rescue and freed the dog.

Sergeant Thomas Gaffney of the Bristol Police Department says Erb saved the dog’s life. “She would have drowned more than likely if the water got high enough,” said Gaffney. The dog had signs of suffering years of abuse. She had a tumor on her hind leg and was never treated, an eye infection and was very emaciated. She is believed to be between 8 and 11 years of age and will be available for adoption through the Bucks County SPCA later this week.

Gaffney hopes to find the owner and charge them with as much as the law will allow. He knows that if the owner has no previous animal cruelty charges it’s likely they’d only receive a fine, but he doesn’t believe that’s enough. “You could adopt it or humanely euthanize it,” said Gaffney. “You can do many other things but to do what the person did makes no sense.”