It’s unpleasant to hear a crying puppy in pain, but that’s exactly what a good Samaritan in northern Minnesota recently heard.
The bloodcurdling wail continued indefinitely, so the considerate person went outside to investigate the source.
When the person arrived at the source of the cries, they discovered a tiny 4-month-old Shepherd mix puppy in excruciating pain.
Further investigation revealed that the helpless animal had been left there for weeks.
While it was heartening to learn that the innocent puppy was crying because he was alive, his condition was critical.
Baylor, the dog, was discovered in a window well with something tightly wrapped around his tummy.
The tie-out cable wrapped securely around the pup’s abdomen became visible as the kind person approached.
As a result of this malicious act, the cord had been forced into his waist, causing significant damage to his stomach.
Rescuers believe this heinous crime was carried out on purpose.
According to a Facebook post from the Animal Humane Society, “Baylor’s mother stood by watching as if to protect him from further harm.”
“She’d probably been feeding him to keep him alive.”
Baylor was rushed to a veterinarian nearby, who was able to cut the cable.
Unfortunately, because the investigation was launched, the rescue organization discovered that Baylor was not the first pet to be discovered at that address.
Baylor required immediate expert care to repair his developing organs.
Unfortunately, as the investigation progressed, it became clear that animal abuse was not an isolated occurrence at the home where Baylor was discovered.
The skin on Baylor’s lower abdomen was reattached, and his urinary functions were restored.
Despite the fact that the procedure is unusual, the experts knew exactly what to do, and Baylor survived.
He is now being cared for in a foster home, but he still has a long road ahead of him.
We hope that by sharing stories like this one, people will speak out against animal cruelty and raise awareness about it.
We can all make a difference if we all work together to help ALL animals on this planet!
All they want is to be loved and to have our voices heard.