Espanola, New Mexico – A dog is lucky to be alive after getting trapped in a coyote snare and nearly being strangled to death. This week, Espanola Humane described the terrifying incident that nearly killed a dog dubbed Muffin:
Last week, a Rio Arriba animal control truck skidded into our parking lot with an emergency case; our staff was already waiting outside to rush him in on a stretcher. Our hearts fell into our stomachs when we laid eyes on him: his face and neck were so swollen he was hardly recognizable as a dog, and we couldn’t even see the metal cable deeply embedded within the edema caused by strangulation.
Muffin was saved because a good Samaritan saw him and called animal control for help. Animal control officers responded immediately, saving Muffin from suffering further injuries or hemorrhaging.
According to the shelter, Muffin is just a pup and he is in need of a loving home to help him recover from the trauma he survived.
Muffin has recovered physically – the emotional response to trauma may take more time to heal, but this 7mo 33lb Doberman mix has a resilient spirit and a heart big enough to forgive. He’s wiggly and waggly, smiling and sugar-sweet, and if anyone deserves a fresh start, it’s Muffin.
Find the animal shelter on Facebook at this link.
Note: All inquiries about this dog must be made directly to the animal shelter. Animal Victory is not the point of contact and has no affiliation with this shelter or this dog. Thank you.
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