Dog found with snout taped shut, paws bound on side of Denver road

Posted at 8:49 PM, Jul 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-13 22:49:28-04

DENVER -- An 8-month-old German Sheppard was found with its mouth taped shut and front paws bound together on the side of the road in Denver Saturday afternoon.

Good Smaratins saw the dog and stopped to help, according KDVR in Denver.

“I didn’t know if it was real because the dog wasn’t moving,” said Carl Allen, who first spotted the dog while driving with a friend.

The dog, who is believed to be an 8-month old female, tried to run away from the group of good Samaritans that were trying to help.

“From the moment I got out of the car and seen what I was looking at was real, my heart was beating, I almost shed a tear,” Allen told KDVR.

Despite being abandoned and abused, KDVR reports the dog is in good health and is expected to be at the Denver Animal Shelter for a few more days.

Read the full story at KDVR here.