A puppy was found frozen to a tree Friday night in a wooded area near North Spring Apartments, said Katherine Cooker, spokeswoman for the Humane Society of Washington County.
The puppy lost a large patch of hair when the area residents who found him tied to a tree removed him, Cooker said. They took the puppy inside because it was shivering, then called the Humane Society, she said.
Humane Society officials took the puppy, a shepherd mix that is believed to be about 7 weeks old, to a veterinarian Saturday. The puppy is doing well, Cooker said.
"This is a very disturbing situation," said Paul Miller, executive director of the Humane Society. "Any young animal should never be left outside for any length of time. This puppy very easily could have died from exposure and hypothermia."