SEVERE WX : Wind Advisory - Winter Weather Advisory View Alerts

Puppy found hanging from a fence

An 8-week-old puppy named China is recovering at a local veterinarian after a family found her hanging from a fence b...

Posted: Mar 20, 2018 9:38 PM
Updated: Mar 20, 2018 9:38 PM

An 8-week-old puppy named China is recovering at a local veterinarian after a family found her hanging from a fence by a cable in an alley on South 21st Street.

The family brought the puppy into the Hope Humane Society not knowing how severe its injuries were.

China has had trouble breathing and parts of her body were swollen.

"She had to be put in an oxygen tank to regulate her oxygen levels because they were very, very low," Amber Neal with Hope Humane Society said. "She`s starting to eat on her own and we`re hoping that she`s going to get a little more active."

Based on her injuries, those at the humane society said China was likely abused before she was left in the alley.

"We`re pretty sure that she was beaten before she was hung on the fence," Neal said. "Obviously if someone is gonna hang her on the fence, they`re leaving her for dead."

Residents and other dog owners are outraged.

"It just makes me sick," Caroline Johnston, pet owner said. "I can't hardly stand that."

"They need a special prison or a special hell for those kind of people," Nathan Dale, pet owner said.

After the humane society took to social media, hundreds of people have come forward wanting to help.

More than $2,400 has been donated so far and dozens of people want to adopt China after she's well.

"This isn`t something that people see every day in a normal environment," Neal said. "This is something we deal with every day and when we show that to people, it`s great to see a positive response that they`re wanting to get justice for this girl or they`re wanting to adopt and give her a loving life."

Some pet owners said they also rescued dogs who were abused and said the abuse needs to end now.

"It`s just terrible," Johnston said. "I couldn`t imagine someone doing such thing."

"They're God's creatures and they should be treated like that," Dale said.

Those at the humane society said China is not out of the woods just yet. The vet will keep a close eye on her and after she is well enough, a foster parent will care for her until she can be adopted.

The humane society is trying to find witnesses and more information about what happened to the puppy in order to open an animal cruelty investigation.

If you know who this dog belonged to or what happened to her, contact the Hope Humane Society or the Fort Smith Police Department Animal Control.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 2777942

Reported Deaths: 57757
CountyCasesDeaths
Kings35194510985
Queens32876810428
Suffolk2604523698
Nassau2301243339
Bronx2142426810
New York1789954667
Westchester1498342357
Erie1290642084
Monroe1006491262
Richmond934401975
Orange63479944
Onondaga61261825
Rockland56085783
Dutchess38686513
Albany35325420
Oneida34177655
Niagara29802426
Broome29007438
Saratoga25756229
Schenectady19905249
Ulster19554294
Rensselaer18059197
Chautauqua15619197
Oswego14725138
St. Lawrence13412146
Putnam13365101
Chemung13290176
Steuben13064195
Ontario12164121
Jefferson11798108
Wayne10744105
Cattaraugus10379165
Cayuga10015114
Sullivan995990
Genesee8992146
Herkimer8647146
Clinton840848
Fulton8087115
Tompkins769361
Warren767998
Madison7654109
Livingston751378
Montgomery7453165
Washington705283
Tioga660474
Cortland624289
Allegany6238123
Columbia5915115
Chenango576697
Orleans575996
Franklin569127
Otsego561568
Wyoming554869
Greene511390
Delaware465553
Lewis434640
Seneca341570
Essex308938
Schoharie284725
Yates207334
Schuyler203020
Hamilton5273
Unassigned1482
Out of NY0341
Utica
Mostly Cloudy
36° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 26°
Oneonta
Cloudy
32° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 23°
Herkimer
Mostly Cloudy
36° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 26°
Old Forge
Cloudy
36° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 26°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
2022 WKTV Golf Card only $99.99
Game Day Deals - New Deals Each Week
Stuff the Bus Locations
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve