Staffers at the Villalobos Rescue Center (VRC) were met with a heartbreaking sight when they arrived for work last month. Tied to a fence on the New Orleans-based rescue’s property was a young pit bull. The nervous dog cowered in fear as the staffers approached. They could see that his leg had become wrapped up in the leash, which was cutting off circulation to the limb.
However, freeing the dog from his unfortunate predicament proved difficult.
“This dog is tangled and not really letting us approach him,” one rescuer says in a video taken at the time. “We have to figure out how we’re going to do this without getting hurt.”