Dog with heavy car chain as collar rescued in Greene County

Published: Friday, September 14, 2018 @ 11:55 AM


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.

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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.

Julie Holmes-Taylor, director of Greene County Animal Control, with Brave. NATE DAVIS / STAFF PHOTO

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.

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“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.

A car chain that was used a Brave's collar was too heavy and injured the dog, according to Greene County Animal County.

“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.

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If Brave looks familiar and you know who did this to him, Animal Control would like you to call them. Their number is 937-562-7400. Callers can remain anonymous.