1-Year-Old Pitbull Left In A Cage To Drown, But Rescue Arrived On Time

Date February 4, 2019

A woman from New Jersey, United States, came to rescue of a 1-year-old pitbull that was about to drown in a wire crate. The heroine’s name is Jenniffer Vaz, a sweet resident of the city who started her day by walking her pet dog Molly in Sandy Hook Bay. 

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Jennifer decided to leave that day a little earlier than usual with her dog and revel the dawn of New Jersey. However, mid-walk she heard some strange moans coming from the shore, particularly, the bulkhead. Here’s how she described it:

When we got closer I heard the whimpering. When I looked down, I saw these eyes looking back at me – these cute little puppy eyes all shivered up and scared.


Without hesitation, the fearless woman scaled the wall in order to save the frightened pooch, but she did not do it alone; Molly followed her and helped her throughout the process. The heroic little dog also followed her human and got into River's cage, gave him a lick and both of them showed their support in this way.

Authorities reported that the trap was placed on a tiny area of land between the bulkhead and the water. For that reason, Jennifer made a decision to contact the Highlands Police Department, which then passed the case to Animal Control. The moment the rescue team reached the location a few hours later, the crate was almost fully immersed in water as a result of the rising tide.

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We need to seek justice

The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office publicized on Facebook that they had already begun the search for the individual responsible for abandoning River in the wire cage on the shores of Veterans Memorial Park.


Likewise, the County Prosecutor's Office continued its publication on Facebook with official thanks to Jennifer for her invaluable help:

If not for the heroic rescue act of the good Samaritan, the dog could have potentially drowned. The canine, who has been named River, is now under the care of the Monmouth County SPCA. 

According to Vaz, this tragedy was not random and was most likely meticulously planned by River’s former owner or someone else:

I couldn't believe that this happened in our town and somebody could be this malicious and do that to that dog.

A happy ending?

Vaz has started the adoption process and, hopefully, soon River will have a new loving home. Until then, she will act as a foster.

This woman can proudly say that she did the right thing. It's just a matter of time before River joins his new family. 

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