Recently, a German Shepherd got tied in the woods with nothing but a plastic dog house and empty bowls. She continuously barked to find help but to no avail. Yet she didn’t give up. She kept crying. She was hoping her owner would soon find her.

Fortunately, someone living nearby heard her cries and decided to call animal control. When Alex Kelly, an animal control officer with New Jersey’s Irvington Township, received the call, he asked the caller how long the dog had been barking, to which she replied, “I’m going, to be honest with you, the dog’s been back there at least three days.”

Alex Kelly

Alex then took his team to meet the caller immediately but didn’t spot any dog in the area. Upon looking across the river, though, he spotted the dog’s head over a thicket.

Alex Kelly

When Alex went across and asked the residents around whose dog she was, nobody volunteered to answer. The dog was tied to a tree with a thick cable tightly bound to her leg.

Alex Kelly

Alex only realized how tightly the cable had been tied around her leg and if it had been tied on her leg for one more day, she would have her leg removed.

Alex Kelly

After working for a little while to gain the dog’s trust, Alex slowly put a snare around her neck while removing the cord. He also dismissed the crate and empty bowls from the scene so that others would be discouraged to dump a dog like that.

While the German Shepherd was quite nervous in the beginning, she quickly calmed down after realizing the man was there to help. And, by the time the dog was back at the shelter, she was entirely different.

Alex Kelly

Alex named her Genesis to mark a new beginning and took her to be examined and gave enough food and water. Genesis was then transferred to Associated Humane Popcorn Park Shelter where it was determined that she had not had a comfortable life and was used as a breeding dog. Her owner must have given up on her after she was no more able to give birth.

The shelter shared on Facebook, “ It’s obvious that Genesis has been bred in the past and likely made her owner a great deal of money with her adorable puppies, yet this is how she was repaid. That is all a thing of the past now, as we will help her to put her terrible past out of her mind and focus on her future,”

Nevertheless, Genesis is the sweetest girl to everyone despite having gone through so much in her life. And because of that, she already has found a home for herself. She is adopted and happy in her new home.

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