Pit Bull Found Chained to Tree

April Livingston | October 31st, 2018

It was just another day in New Jersey for a woman named Kerry Haney. She was relaxing at home when she began getting Facebook notifications, calls, and text messages. As a volunteer for Don’t Bully Us Rescue and overall animal lover, people know she’s the person to contact about an animal in need. There was a dog in desperate need of Kerry’s help. After receiving hundreds of messages, she found out what was happening. A dog was padlocked to a tree in an area called Swedesboro. Not only that, but he was chained so tightly to the tree that he couldn’t move his head or even lay down. He had no food or water and was sitting in a pool of his own feces and urine.

Kerry jumped into action, trying to locate the home where the dog was suffering. She found the location and then contacted the Woolwich Township Police Department to alert them of the situation. It turns out they already knew about the dog and were doing all they could to help him. It took a few days to process the paperwork to remove the dog, but then he was safe. He was unchained from the tree and taken to the Gloucester County Animal Shelter. He was cared for at the facility while his owner waited for a court date. His owner was eventually found guilty and fined and Max the dog was surrendered to the shelter.

Don’t Bully Us Rescue//Facebook
Don’t Bully Us Rescue//Facebook
Don’t Bully Us Rescue//Facebook
Don’t Bully Us Rescue//Facebook
Don’t Bully Us Rescue//Facebook

After he tested positive for heartworm and failed some of the shelter’s behavioral tests, he was sent to the Don’t Bully Us Rescue. Max went to live with Kerry, who is working with him on his behavioral issues. Max isn’t quite sure how to be a dog just yet and seems to still have a lot of his playful puppy behaviors, as he was never really able to play back when he was a puppy. All that time chained up meant he never learned his manners or even just basic skills. But he’s working hard on learning and will soon be ready for his forever home.

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