A villain who ties his victim to the train tracks as a train approaches may seem like a cliché from an old melodrama, but surprisingly, it happened recently in real life, and the helpless victim was a dog.
Fortunately, a couple saved the dog before it was too late and now they are trying to find the culprit.
He realized the barking was coming from a nearby railroad track and went into the woods to investigate. He was surprised to find the source of the barking: a dog, tied to the railroad tracks. No one else was in sight, but it was clear that the dog had been intentionally left there, to be killed by an oncoming train.
“You can’t go wrong. The dog didn’t just hurt there, “And told WSPA. It was a human knot. And I tried to untie it, but the knot was so tight I couldn’t untie it.”
He untied the dog, just in time: 30 minutes later, and an oncoming train was about to hit the dog. He brought the dog home to his wife, Jennifer, and they were both shaken by the shocking story that happened in their own neighborhood.
“I wish we could find that person by then,” Jennifer said.
The couple already had four dogs and couldn’t adopt a dog left alone, so they sought help at a local shelter. The dog was eventually taken by local non-profit animal shelter Operation CARE. They said that when they were full they could not get the dog out after such pitiful circumstances, saying that his story caused him to lose “belief in humanity”.
“This boy was undoubtedly saved from a terrible death!” refugees wrote on Facebook. They named the dog Max, and although his former owner apparently left him for dead, they found him to be a gentle and sweet dog: “He’s just a big, silly boy who thinks he’s a baby in his lap!”
Max will be submitted for adoption after accepting the vet job. Meanwhile, a search is underway for the cuplrit that nearly killed this poor dog.
“I can’t imagine why anyone would do something so horrible to a poor animal,” Operation CARE wrote. “Whoever did it, know that… one day you will have to answer someone for your actions!”
Spartanburg Animal Control is reportedly investigating the case. They hoped that someone in a small town would be able to turn a profit.
“Enoree is a nice little community and people get to know the people,” Jamie Nelson, director of Environmental Enforcement for Spartanburg County, told WSPA. “So they might have a good idea of who the dog is.”
What a shocking story. We can’t believe anyone would, but we’re glad Max is safe now. We hope he will find a kind and loving home soon and the person who tied him will be found!