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Terrified puppy found tied to shopping cart submerged in water

A Gloversville, New York man was terrified when he came across an abandoned dog. The pup was tied to a caddy, which was submerged in water. The dog appears to be a German Shepherd mix just under a year old. He was terrified and distressed, so the Good Samaritan took the pup to a nearby animal shelter.

But it turns out there’s more to this story than meets the eye. The dog man has come forward publicly to explain that she was not responsible for the abandonment of the dog, and she hopes her dog will be returned to her.

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Not what it seems

Officials confirmed that the dog was in good shape after the incident, although he was a little scared and confused. Then Cheyenne Baird told reporters that she owned the dog, but would never do that to her four-legged friend.

“I just want people to know that I wouldn’t do that to a dog. Yes, I was wrong to let someone watch my dog, so I didn’t leave him home for hours,” Baird said. “I didn’t leave my dog. Everyone says I left my dog, and I didn’t leave my dog.

On the day the dog was found, Baird’s boyfriend’s brother was watching the pup. He claims the dog ran away from him, so they don’t know how the pup got into this scary situation.

German shepherd puppy in crate
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Will the dog come home?

Since a police investigation is ongoing, officials say the dog cannot yet be released. However, Baird is confident that she will soon get her dog back. She said the shelter told her she could get the dog back if she paid the $75 fee.

Still, this isn’t the first time someone has questioned Baird as a dog parent. Baird has two dogs that appear to be German Shepherds. Prior to this incident, she posted a message on social media saying people were calling her a bad dog owner, but she wasn’t afraid to fight back.

“I’m done feeding everyone’s drama. But when it comes to my animals, I will stand up for what I do. I take care of my dogs 24/7, I feed them and water them. Nobody else.” Baird wrote on Facebook. “So before I go and say no, they’re happy and healthy. [their] shots and both licensed.

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It’s unclear how the lone dog ended up tied to a shopping cart in the water, but hopefully the police get to the bottom of it. Baird seems to love her dogs a lot, so she will have to be more careful when choosing dog sitters in the future.

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