This is the moment a group of youngsters rescue an abandoned dog that had its mouth wrapped with sticky tape and was left to suffocate inside a bin bag.
The incident was filmed in the city of Torreon in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila when the group was walking through an area of wasteland and noticed something moving inside the bin bag that had been dumped in a box.
In the footage, a girl is heard calling out to friends when she realises the moving object is an abandoned dog.
The youngster carefully cuts open a hole for the animal to poke its head through and the dog appears to have its mouth wrapped shut with tape.
The footage was shared on Facebook by netizen ‘Marleen Oviedo’ who wrote: “We found this little dog on wasteground, tied up here in the sector of La Perla. We know who they are and the house where they live (the dog owners).
“Please, we need help so the dog can go to a good home because it really did not deserve this. Dogs only give love, they do not deserve to be abused.”
According to local media, the malnourished dog is being cared for by a neighbour while they try to find an adoptive family.
Netizen ‘Erika Paloma Flores’ said: “Damn people who did this. Poor little dog, I am glad it was rescued alive. Make sure these people do not escape justice! Thanks for helping the animal out.”
‘Rocio Cortes Torres’ commented: “How could anyone do such a thing? Thank God there are nice people around with a good heart. God bless those kids.”
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