Pit bull locked in cage and left to die in the sea – saved by passing hero

I’ll never understand what goes through the heads of animals abusers. In fact, I don’t think I want to.

Why people mistreat and hurt innocent creatures is beyond my understanding – it’s just completely unacceptable.

In this particular story, an owner decided to get rid of his pit bull in one of the cruelest ways I’ve ever read about.

Fortunately, the dog had a guardian angel lurking close by; one that could stop the ordeal before it was too late.

Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office

It was on Monday morning that a dog owner went for a walk along a beach in Highlands, New Jersey.

Suddenly, he saw something just off the edge of the rocks. It looked to be a cage, with something moving inside.

It turned out to be a poor pit bull. The cage had been placed so that the slowly rising tide would eventually drown the dog, according to nj.com.

Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office

Thankfully, the cage and the dog were discovered before the water rose too high. When the man walking along the beach saw the animal, he jumped in and retrieved the cage.

The kind-hearted strange climbed over a wall to reach the desperate pup – it’s former owner had clearly been intent on ensuring it died.

The Monmouth Country Prosecutor’s Office is now investigating the event and looking for information that might lead them to the person who dumped this poor animal.

Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office

“The dog was taken to Highlands Police Department who then called Animal Control then alerted our office. When Animal Control arrived on the scene the cage almost covered by the rising tide. If not for the heroic rescue act of the good Samaritan, the dog could have potentially drowned,” Monmouth prosecutor’s office wrote on their Facebook page.

The dog, named River, is now safe under the care of the SPCA in Monmouth County.

On Facebook, staff at SPCA reported that River is shaken after the incident, but has no physical trauma.

They also wrote that the dog seemed to have been well looked after before the abandonment, posing further questions. Unfortunately, River was not microchipped, so the former owner’s identity remains unknown.

Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office

I hope the police find the monster that did this to River! I also hope that the poor pup can get a new, loving forever home to call his own.

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