GREENE COUNTY — A dog that had a thick car chain as a collar is healing after being rescued in Greene County.
The dog, named Brave, was abandoned earlier this week in Xenia Twp.
Greene County Animal Control officers found Brave and brought him in to receive treatment.
“He’d been abandoned, abused and dropped off in the middle of nowhere all in his 8 months of life,” said Julie Holmes-Taylor, director of Greene County Animal Control.
While it looked like Brave was wearing a collar, the “log chain” that was around Brave’s neck was hurting him, according to Holmes-Taylor.
“It’s a thick, heavier chain used to tow a car,” she said. “...It was too heavy for him and it wore into his neck. Now he has a significant injury.”
Ohio has an animal confinement law with some local cities, such as Dayton, considering ordinances about the amount of time a dog can be left or tethered outside.
“We want people to confine their animals,” Holmes-Taylor said. “But you also have to do your due diligence and make sure you’re taking care of them.”
Holmes-Taylor said they may never know who did this to Brave, but he is recovering well and will soon be up for adoption.