When two South Carolina women found out that an innocent dog was being forced to live in cruel conditions with its mouth taped shut, she decided to risk their own safety in order to save him.
“Help! Who can we can call about this baby? He has tape around his mouth and face! When he was out of the fence we tried calling him over to help but he seemed so scared!” the woman who discovered the dog wrote in a post on her Facebook.
Two women from the community saw the heartbreaking post and knew they couldn’t wait for animal control to get to the dog since he was struggling to breathe. Instead, they went themselves to the location and found the dog, who they renamed Tank, still covered in tape.
There was no way of telling how long Tank’s mouth had been taped up or when he last ate, so the two brave women rescued the dog and rushed him straight to Animal Control to finally cut him free from the tape muzzle and examine him to see if he had any other injuries.
Thankfully the two good samaritans rescued Tank in time, and he is now recovering at Lexington Animal Control while his owner is now being investigated for animal cruelty, and if convicted, they could face up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
Watch the entire video below to see the heartbreaking way these rescuers found a sweet dog.
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