Two men saw the puppy’s head poking out of the water. They grabbed the animal, which is believed to be a border collie or Australian shepherd, and took it to a nearby animal shelter in Georgetown.
They told the shelter the puppy was discovered inside a trash bag inside another bag that was filled with three large rocks, suggesting that the person who put the animal there was trying to drown it, WLKY reported. Officials believe the bag was tossed into the water.
According to Good Morning America, the dog is deaf and nearly blind.
The puppy just got back to the shelter, and after getting her belly full, she's taking a nap. We think she's going to…
The puppy managed to get its head out of the bag and was above water.
The creek was partially frozen over, and the bag was stuck under ice.
A vet looked at the puppy and gave a good prognosis on the animal, noting the puppy has a congenital defect in its eyes.
The Scott County Animal Shelter in Georgetown, which is looking after the animal, said on Facebook, “The puppy just got back to the shelter, and after getting her belly full, she’s taking a nap.”
It added: “We think she’s going to make a full recovery, her prognosis is good! She has a congenital defect of her eyes. We will keep her under watch for several days to be sure. Currently, we do not need a foster home or a rescue, and the puppy is not currently available for adoption.”
Last week, the shelter detailed what happened.
Today, this wet, freezing little puppy was dropped off by 2 caring men. She appears to be an Australian Shep or a Border…
“It’s a breeder being greedy,” shelter worker Sherry Bishop told Good Morning America, theorizing on why the dog was thrown in a creek to die. “The breeder can’t make money from the ones with congenital birth defects, like in Chapel’s case, so we feel like she was tossed away like trash.”
“Whomever did this could have called us and we would have gladly picked her up, or they could’ve dropped her off at the shelter,” she added.
Anyone with information on how the dog ended up in the creek can call the Scott County Animal Shelter at 502-863-7897.
Trucker Saves Dogs Thrown from Car
In another incident involving dogs and freezing weather, a trucker and New York state troopers were credited with saving the lives of two beagles that were thrown from a moving vehicle on a highway near Binghampton.
“These animals have been through a lot, and people need to understand that this is not OK,” said Amberly Ondria, shelter manager for the Broome County Humane Society, told The Associated Press. “This is not something that should be done.”
The dogs were located along Interstate 81 near Whitney Point near Binghampton, officials told WGRZ.
The dog was treated by a K-9 handler who bandaged the injured animal to stop the bleeding, WGRZ reported. The Broome County Humane Society was contacted and took possession of the dogs, who are believed to be a type of Beagle mix.