Puppies With Their Mouths Wrapped Shut With Rubber Bands Rescued By Maintenance Man

“If only people could be this tough.”Just wait until you see Wilson and Violet.

When a maintenance worker was fixing a burst pipe in an apartment complex, he came across two puppies huddled in “ankle deep feces and urine with their mouths wrapped shut with rubber bands.”

The man entered the Wichita, Kansas apartment after a pipe above it burst, flooding it.The smell immediately grabbed his attention.He noticed a small crate in the room, but the dogs were silent.

Fortunately, the maintenance worker has a friend who fosters dogs for the Wichita Animal Action League (WAAL), to whom he immediately reached out for assistance.She then called WAAL’s executive director, Sarah Coffman, who rushed over with animal control officers to save the puppies.

The puppies were rushed to the veterinarian, who carefully removed the bands.

As the rubber bands were removed and blood returned to the puppies’ muzzles, they screamed in agony.After a week, the puppies, now named Wilson and Violet, are “doing fantastically.”

Fortunately, the two puppies were discovered just in time, so there is no permanent damage to their mouths.”They are thriving in their foster home, soaking up all the love, care, and attention that every animal deserves,” WAAL said in a Facebook update.”Aside from a small scar around their muzzles, they have no lasting effects of their abuse.”

The owner is being charged with misdemeanor animal abuse.”We wish it could be charged as a felony, but the law simply does not support it,” WAAL wrote.”When we are legally permitted, we will keep you updated on who has been charged and their court date.”

Wilson and Violet will remain with their foster family for the time being while their case is heard in court.They will be available for adoption once that issue is resolved.”They’re really enjoying foster care and their foster mom-dog,” their rescuers said.”If only people could be this tough.”