HIGHLANDS, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are trying to find the person who left a pit bull puppy to drown in a cage at water’s edge in a rising tide.
A person walking their dog in Veterans Memorial Park in Highlands, New Jersey, spotted the small dog cowering in the cage on a portion of sand between a bulkhead and the water as the tide came in on Monday morning. The Good Samaritan rescued the frightened pup and brought him to a police station.
In a statement on Facebook, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office estimates the dog was placed between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m., based on the tide schedule.
The gray and white pit bull was taken to the Highlands police station.
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