Rescued dog's collar was so tight his neck was bleeding

By: Chiara Lotierzo Email
By: Chiara Lotierzo Email

A dog rescued from intense temperatures and dangerous conditions is recovering.

Oso was rescued late Friday night, after an anonymous caller alerted Mesa County Animal Services officers to the dog's conditions.

When Oso was rescued, his collar was so tight, it was cutting into his neck and causing him to bleed.

The dog has since had stitches and careful medical treatment to nurse him back to health.

Penny McCarty with Mesa County Animal Services says whoever called in on the dog, likely saved his life. "Oso was very fortunate in that someone cared enough to call, and so that's what we ask people to do, when you see a situation that just doesn't make sense, even if you're not sure, better be safe than sorry, give us a call, and we'll go out and do a welfare check," she says.

Animal Services officials say although calls in the past year for animal abuse are up, its more so that Mesa County residents are finally willing to pick up the phone to stop it.


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