Hampton added that when she was told about the dog and his need for help she “ran out there.” Furthermore, when she arrived at the lake she was not prepared for the shocking spectacle that greeted her. “He was still pretty sad and cold when I got there,” Hampton said. “I was very sad for him. It was obvious this had been done intentionally. So, I just wanted to get him out of that situation as fast as possible.”
She went on, “When I arrived, I was able to gain his trust by offering treats and was able to free him from the cinderblock. Once at the shelter he was still a little reserved; however, after a few minutes he [lit] up as if he knew he was safe. We gave him a bath since he was so very muddy, and he seemed to appreciate our efforts.”
Despite the horrific circumstance the dog was found in, it appears that he had previously been treated well. He was not undernourished, while his coat, after he’d been washed to remove the mud, was glossy and healthy. Furthermore, he’d also been neutered. So, it remains a mystery why someone who cared so much for their dog would suddenly decide to abandon it.