Another “taped up” dog has been found — this time in Colorado.
On Saturday, a small group of good Samaritans spotted the German Shepherd near South Platte River Drive and Huron Street in Denver with her mouth taped shut and her legs taped together, reports USA Today.
“It was just a sad thing to see… terrifying,” said Carl Allen, who was one of the first to spot the dog. He added that he and the others who soon saw the situation quickly acted to save the dog.
Allen said the 8-month-old pup was terrified — urinating on herself and trying to get away. However, they were able to calm the dog down enough to remove the tape that bound her.
Denver Animal Shelter staff soon showed up on the scene the dog was not in too bad of shape, according to KUSA 9News.
“She was in good condition, actually,” Animal Protection Officer Lorraine Pacheco told the news station. “They did have a couple pieces of tape still left on the legs that they had to shave off.”
Unfortunately, this pup isn’t the first to be in the news for being taped. In May, a 15-month-old Chocolate Staffordshire Terrier mix named Caitlyn captured the country’s hearts when she was found in North Charleston, South Carolina, with her muzzle duct-taped shut so tight she required surgery and nearly lost her tongue as a result of the abuse. She has since recovered and is staying in a foster home. Her previous owner was arrested and charged with animal cruelty.
In the Denver case, doggie do-gooder Allen told KUSA 9News, “I hope Karma comes back around and gets them real good… they need to go to jail.”
In fact, the dog abusers could face a year in jail and a fine of up to $999 come with animal cruelty charges, officials say.
After a five-day lost pet hold, the lovable Shepherd will, reportedly, most likely be put up for adoption.