It was a startling discover for one local family Friday morning when they spotted an injured pit bull tied to a palm tree on the side of the road.
The dog was said to be in fairly desperate condition. It had obviously been badly abused, and now those good samaritans are looking to find it some help.
"He looked like he was dead when we started to bring him," Marcus Muñiz said.
Marcus and Patricia Muñiz were driving near Morgan and Crosstown, on their way to work, when they spotted the injured pet.
"It was tied up with a wire to a palm tree, and he was in the middle of the first lane," Marcus said.
They noticed that the pit bull was bleeding from his mouth and his legs. He could barely even walk. That's when they stopped to help.
"I know there was a lot of cars passing by, and I was amazed that nobody tried to do anything for him," Marcus said.
They called and waited for the police, but his condition looked so bad they decided to take the pit bull to several animal clinics; but the vets would not look at the dog without an upfront payment.
"I'm kind of on a budget situation right now, and that is why it wasn't easy for me to take him to a vet," Marcus said. "The vets were saying it was automatically $100 and something."
They also contacted Animal Control, but they were told that Animal Control would just put the dog down. That was not an option for Marcus and his sister.
"No way I am going to here I am putting him down. No. If he is in perfect health, he is staying with me, you know," Marcus said. "Someone left him there. You didn't want him, and I want him. I will take care of him."
Marcus is willing to keep the pit bull and bring him into his family. All he needs is a little help covering the vet bills. They have set up an account at Navy Army Community Credit Union, account #1789107. You can also contact them by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"It's not humane how this dog got treated," Marcus said. "As long as he lives, as long as he is fine, he is never going to see a day of that."
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