Puppy found in north St. Louis with cord wrapped around neck

ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – A 5-month-old black lab mix puppy is in good condition after being found with a bungee cord wrapped around its neck in north St. Louis Thursday.

The puppy named Wilson was found at a home near Switzer and Riverview, according to the Humane Society of Missouri.

Investigators found the puppy's head had been swollen to the size of a soccer ball and has problems swallowing and breathing due to the bungee cord. Wilson, named by HSMO, also was found underweight.

The Humane Society said the dog is doing well and is being monitored closely.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Hotline at 314-647-4400.


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