The five-month-old black Labrador retriever mix rescued from a St. Louis backyard on Thursday near the intersection of Switzer and Riverview is recovering reported the Humane Society of Missouri in a press release.
When an emergency call came in, the Animal Cruelty Task Force rushed to the location where they found the young puppy with his head grotesquely swollen; a bungee cord had been wrapped tightly around the dog's neck making it barely possible for him to either swallow or breathe.
Named by his rescuers as Wilson, an obvious reference to the basketball size of his swollen head, the pitiful pooch was rushed to the Macklind Avenue headquarters where veterinarians very carefully removed the bungee cord that nearly caused the puppy's tortured death.
An update on the Facebook page of the Humane Society of Missouri happily announced that Wilson's condition has greatly improved, although he still has a long way to go until he is out of the woods.
If you have any information about this crime, please call Humane Society of Missouri’s Animal Cruelty Hotline at 314-647-4400.
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