Stranded Pup Cries Out For Help - Rescuer Looks Close And Spots A Sinister Trap
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Stranded Pup Cries Out For Help – Rescuer Looks Close And Spots A Sinister Trap

Abandoned and left to drown, a young dog holds on for dear life.

She’s apparently stuck on a log in a remote part of the Erie Canal, and she’s struggling to keep her head above the rising waters.

A pedestrian happens to spot the desperate pup, and quickly calls the local Animal Control.

And when the first officer arrives on the scene, she realizes that the shepherd-husky mix seems perched on the log and unable to escape.

But why?

The pooch looks healthy enough; it doesn’t appear injured or sick, and it really is trying hard to break free from the log.

Then the officer gets close enough and spots something horrible:

The dog is tied to the log with her own leash!

Someone had intentionally tied the poor animal to the dog and left her to drown!

The officer leaps into action; she rushes forward, untangles the leash, and frees the terrified pup just in time.

Said CNY SPCA humane educator Dee Schaefer:

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Benjamin Stephen Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, including the Norwich Bulletin, Hartford Courant,,, and PoiseMedia, Inc. He also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms, and has a penchant for rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.

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