Abandoned puppy found tied to burnt bush

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Dog found tied up to a bush in Otay River Valley is being held at a care facility in Bonita.

OTAY MESA, Calif. – An abandoned puppy was rescued after being found tied up to a burnt bush in the Otay River Valley Tuesday morning.

San Diego County Animal Services picked up the 10-month-old pit bull and took him to am animal care facility in Bonita, Animal Services spokesman Daniel DeSousa said.

The unmicrochipped dog was deemed as healthy. If the dog’s owner does not come forward by Friday, he’ll be placed up for adoption on Saturday, DeSousa said.

“Under no circumstances should a person abandon a dog tied to a bush,” DeSousa said. “If a person is having difficulty providing food or medical care, they need to reach out to a shelter for assistance and there are resources for food and medical care.”

People who want to adopt animals should understand that it is a lifetime commitment to that animal, DeSousa said.