Dog Found With Rubber Bands Around His Muzzle That ‘Cut Him To The Bone’

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Monsters live among us.

St. Francis Community Animal Rescue & Education located in Murphysboro, Illinois, was contacted by the local shelter to help a severely malnourished dog. The owner finally surrendered two neglected dogs to local police and when they were brought to the shelter, one of them had rubber bands wrapped tightly around his muzzle.

Sweet Wyatt's story is gaining greater attention and a wider audience. Thanks to all who have "liked," commented, and…

Posted by St. Francis Community Animal Rescue & Education, Murphysboro, IL on Thursday, January 9, 2020

A monster wrapped rubber bands around the muzzle of a dog and left him to suffer. He was rushed into surgery when the staff found the rubber bands had cut through the skin and to the bone.

The poor dog was unable to eat or drink, and from his condition, they guessed the rubber bands had been on for at least a week. The staff was heartbroken and furious that someone could intentionally harm a sweet dog, writing on Facebook:

“Those dreadful Rubberbands cut off his circulation!
Those nasty Rubberbands cut deeply into his skin!
Those vile Rubberbands cut him to the BONE!
Those disgusting Rubberbands cut through every type of tissue!
But, those ghastly Rubberbands did not cut this little guy’s sweet & gentle demeanor!”

Part 6Wyatt is doing well. He is eating and enjoying all of the love he is receiving here at St. Francis. Wyatt's first…

Posted by St. Francis Community Animal Rescue & Education, Murphysboro, IL on Thursday, January 9, 2020

Staff named the little dog Wyatt and said even though he was in excruciating pain, he never growled or tried to bite. The rescue wrote, “Unable to eat or even drink he has lost weight & was one of the most severely dehydrated animals our vet has ever seen!”

Wyatt underwent multiple surgeries to repair the damage done by the rubber bands. “Wyatt had his 2nd reconstructive surgery today. While his snout remains swollen, Dr. Creese was able to close the entire injury. We are very hopeful this will be his last facial surgery.” Thanks to loving and generous people he is on the road to recovery.

***Graphic Images#JusticeforWyattPart 7Wyatt had his 2nd reconstructive surgery today. While his snout remains…

Posted by St. Francis Community Animal Rescue & Education, Murphysboro, IL on Friday, January 10, 2020

“Wyatt is doing well. He is eating and enjoying all of the love he is receiving here at St. Francis,” shelter workers posted in an update. Wyatt has countless fans and some are even bringing him toys, soft food, and blankets. Someone even treated this good boy with a trip to the groomer.

#JUSTICEFORWYATT Look at this gorgeous little face! Our Wyatt is healing, eating and drinking well; gaining weight and breaking hearts!

Posted by St. Francis Community Animal Rescue & Education, Murphysboro, IL on Sunday, January 19, 2020

Finally, the day arrived when Wyatt was healthy enough for adoption — although the ongoing investigation into Wyatt’s injuries led the shelter to abstain from the usual adoption day photos. “Due to the investigation & for the protection of Wyatt & his new family, his adopter will be chosen but, not announced,” shelter workers wrote.

#JUSTICEFORWYATTThe time you've been waiting for is here!Wyatt is recovering faster than expected!We are now…

Posted by St. Francis Community Animal Rescue & Education, Murphysboro, IL on Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The rescue was flooded with applications from potential adopters who’d followed Wyatt’s story on Facebook and wanted to adopt him. It wasn’t long before this very good boy found the perfect home. (Doc, the other dog surrendered with Wyatt, has also been adopted).

Wyatt Update!He has been at home with his new daddy for 2 months now! This is one happy little guy who loves going bye bye!

Posted by St. Francis Community Animal Rescue & Education, Murphysboro, IL on Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Carbondale Police Department is investigating Wyatt’s case, although the state attorney has unfortunately declined to file charges. This dereliction of duty has left shelter workers outraged, but they remain committed to sharing Wyatt’s story in hopes of raising awareness so other animals don’t suffer as he did. If you see something, say something, do something.

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Andrea Powell is an animal enthusiast who resides in West Michigan. When not writing, she is exploring the great outdoors with her dogs and horses.
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