Two Puppies Found With Elastic Hair Bands Tight Around Their Muzzles lock in an apartment
A maintenance worker was investigating a burst pipe inside a housing complex in Wichita, Kansas, and as soon as he entered he realized something was not right.
When he opened an apartment door, he was hit with a horrible smell, and then he noticed a small plastic dog crate in the corner of the room. Inside were two 7-month-old puppies.
Though it was clear the puppies were in distress, he found it odd that they weren’t making any noise.
“There was feces and urine just spilling out the front of the kennel,” Sarah Coffman, executive director of Wichita Animal Action League, told The Dodo. “Then he noticed that the puppies couldn’t open their mouths — so he shined a flashlight in the crate and realized that they had something wrapped around their muzzles, and that their noses were really swollen and red.”
Unsure of what to do, and unwilling to leave the two terrified puppies alone, the maintenance worker called a friend who fosters dogs for the Wichita Animal Action League. “She called us and was like, ‘I don’t know what to tell him to do,’” Coffman said. “I was like, ‘Tell him to wait right there. I’m on my way and I’m bringing the calvary.’”