A starving, shivering puppy covered with bite marks was found on Sunday morning abandoned in a field on Hambrick Road in Tunica County, Mississippi.
According to Sandy Williams, director of the Tunica Humane Society, from the moment the puppy was pulled out of the cage, it was apparent someone had tried to starve her to death.
The tire marks from the vehicle that dumped her were still fresh and she sat there soaked in the cage from the previous night’s storm.
Williams wrote on the Tunica Humane Society’s Facebook page: “No Words…. Only Tears….If we didn’t live this day in and day out, I would think that these stories are made up. Sadly, they are not. They are real and they are gut-wrenching….”
“Every time I think I have seen it all when it comes to the treatment of these innocent animals, something else so cruel and unbelievable happens, it shatters my heart all over again. Who in the Hell does this…. I am going to do everything in my power to find out. Someone in Tunica County knows something about this…. Someone knows this little dog…”
The shelter named the friendly dog Melanie and she has been melting hearts with her pure innocence. Melanie was moved to her foster home Sunday night, and her temporary owner, Elizabeth Tucker, has been taking great care of her.
The family gave the shelter reassuring words of how they view and treat dogs:
“… In this house, the humans do the bidding of the dogs. If you want ear scratches, all you have to do is crawl into their laps. If you want a nibble of bacon, you just have to look pitiful when the humans are eating. If you feel like bouncing around on the furniture, go for it. Ma just laughs and the sisters will chase you. It’s the best game ever! You’re going to be just fine from now on, little girl…”
We think it is horrific what this tiny dog has had to go through, but we are happy she has temporarily been placed in a loving home and has a second chance at life with a family who loves her.
If anyone has any information on the cruel people who abandoned this puppy, please contact the Tunica Humane Society.
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[Featured Image: Facebook / Tunica Humane Society]