The Labrador-German Shepherd cross is thought to be between five and seven years old. He was taken to the Great Plains SPCA in Independence, Missouri, where staff gave him the name Deputy. The plan was to let him recover from his ordeal before being put up for adoption.
Due to his poor treatment, Deputy did of course require some medical attention. He hadn’t eaten for some time, he had a few lumps on his skin and some broken teeth that needed dealing with. Once these had been seen to, Deputy was then vaccinated.