Authorities in Monmouth County, New Jersey are looking for whoever is responsible for leaving a dog in a cage as it filled with water from a rising tide.
The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office says a person was walking their dog at Veterans Memorial Park when their dog was alerted to something near the edge of the water.
The person went closer to investigate and found a small dog inside a black wire cage being filled with water from the rising tide. The good Samaritan heard the dog whimpering and quickly took action to rescue him.
Police were notified, and the dog was taken to a local animal control and is doing ok.
The dog is described as a male gray and white Pit Bull that is approximately one year old.
Anyone who has any information on who owns this dog or may have witnessed anything is asked to call the MCPO Animal Cruelty Hot Line at 877-898-7297 or notify the Highlands Police Dept. at (732) 872-1224.