On a property in Miguel County, New Mexico, a woman found six dogs, including the one pictured here, chained up. It is illegal in New Mexico to chain up your dogs when you are not around, and the woman called Animal Welfare Coalition of Northeastern New Mexico for help. The dog in the photo, soon to be named Violet, was about two years old when she was rescued from that property in December 2016.
Angela Stell, the founder, and director of NMDOG said the police were able to get someone to go to the property and explain the laws to the owner of the property.
But, as it happens, the owner was in jail on unrelated charges, so all the dogs were rescued – it was unclear how long the dogs had been left to fend for themselves.
Poor Violet’s skin was badly sunburned, and she was suffering from flystrike, a condition where maggots start eating away at flesh!