In April 2017 Jackson County park rangers were on patrol near Longview Lake in Missouri when they heard a noise that caught their attention. It seemed, in fact, as if an animal was crying for help. So, they followed the sound until they reached its source – and what they found was an abandoned dog in great need of attention.
Rangers had discovered the dog in a marshy area near the lake; there, the poor pooch had been tied by a 14-inch chain to a 12-inch-square cinder block. Sadly, this rendered the animal unable to move further than the length of chain allowed. And, sadder still, officials believe that the dog was probably left there to drown. Thankfully, though, park rangers had discovered him before this sickening fate came to pass.