A dog was rescued from certain death in Memphis, Tenn., on Wednesday night thanks to a good Samaritan and help from Action 5 News.
According to Thursday's Action 5 News, a woman had contacted Memphis Animal Services about a dog who had been tethered to a tree for a week in the cold.
For some reason, nobody at animal services would respond to her plea for help.
Fortunately the woman persisted, taking her concerns to the local news station, who was able to alert the Humane Society of Memphis, as well as city officials, to the dog's plight.
Based upon the dog's pitiful condition and photos captured by Action 5 News, it appears that help arrived in the nick of time.
When he was rescued, the dog was standing in cold water, enduring freezing temperatures, and without any shelter or food. He had a badly injured neck from the cable which was wrapped around his skin.
The Humane Society has named the rescued dog "Jasper."
Jasper was taken to a veterinary clinic where he was treated for hypothermia, shock and the wounds to his neck.
The veterinarians who treated Jasper believe that he would have died if help had not arrived when it did. According to the Humane Society, individuals have already expressed an interest in offering Jasper a home, as soon as he is well enough to be adopted.
Hats off to the good Samaritan who persisted until she got help, and Action 5 News for making things happen.
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