She is a shepherd-husky mix, now called River, and when the officer arrived to help her, she discovered that she was intentionally tied to the wood, with her own leash.
The officer untied the knot in the leash and took her to the Central New York SPCA (CNY SPCA), they handle animal cruelty cases and neglect cases in the local district.
Dee Schaefer, from the CNY SPCA, said:
“The log was partially submerged in the water and she was hanging on to the log with her front feet, and her head propped up …That whole area is under a flash flood watch. It’s a low-lying area, but had she not been taken out before this past weekend, she probably would have drowned.”
River, according to the rescuers was desperate for attention, she craved love and hugs, the poor girl…