Unfortunately, the dog’s experience did not just leave him with physical problems but with mental scars too. The Kansas City Star reported that Deputy “was nervous and scared” when he was first brought in by the rescue team. But with time, patience and love, Hampton was soon feeding him treats. Not only this, but the dog was now happy for shelter employees and strangers to stroke him.
While Deputy continued to recover, investigators set about finding the person or people responsible for the abuse. “They need to answer for their actions,” Hampton insisted. Although the shelter is obviously keen to know who was behind the cruel act, staff are also baffled by the culprit’s motivation. Hampton explained, “It just makes you wonder what people are thinking and what kind of person would do something like that.”