Abandoned Dog Tied to Tree Now Safe as Owner Faces Charges

The discovery of an abandoned puppy chained to a tree was quite heartbreaking. The dog is now in good hands, and the owner is facing consequences, so thankfully this is a happy ending.

On April 22, while strolling with his dog through South Windsor, Connecticut’s Frank Niederwerfer Wildlife Sanctuary, a man happened found the abandoned animal, bound to a tree limb.

The dog was healthy overall, but his red eyes and pressure on his neck from the collar were clear signs of his suffering, as CT Insider reported.

An investigation into the dog’s desertion was started right once by the kind-hearted bystander who contacted the authorities. Even more generously, Desmond’s Army Animal Law Advocates offered a $5,000 prize for any information that resulted in an arrest.

The Tyler Regional Animal Care Shelter adopted the dog, who had a collar tag that read “Kobe.”

The shelter said that Kobe was doing well in spite of his trying ordeal. He received a microchip, vaccinations, and neutering.

“He is learning manners and personal space, and his eyes are almost healed,” the shelter wrote on Facebook. “Everyone who sees him is giving him attention, and he is LOVING it.”

Positively, Janiya Bradford, a 26-year-old Manchester, Connecticut resident, the previous owner, eventually stepped forward. According to police, she made her decision mostly because of the extensive attention she received on social media.


Sgt. Mark Cleverdon of the South Windsor police told NBC Connecticut, “I genuinely believe that the public’s strong reaction compelled the suspect to come forward and talk to us.”

Such abandonments are distressingly regular, occurring “every day,” according to community service worker Kaley Curtis. Finding the criminal, nevertheless, is uncommon.

Bradford was charged with animal abuse and was freed on a $5,000 bond while she awaited her June 5 court appearance.


Kobe, who is now going by “Obie,” has wonderful news: adoption will be possible shortly. His dislike of men means that his household must be exclusively female. Considering how much support there is for him, he should have no trouble finding a loving home.

That Kobe, who is now Obie, was abandoned in such a manner is tragic, but it is comforting to know that he is getting the love and care he deserves. May he soon come across a caring family! Do not hesitate to share this inspirational tale!

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