ENOREE, S.C. (WSPA) – Spartanburg County Animal Control is working to discover the person responsible after a couple mentioned they discovered a dog tied to train tracks behind their dwelling over the weekend.
The Winkelman’s reside off of Highway 221 in Enoree, proper close to the tracks. On Saturday, Dan Winkelman mentioned he was strolling down his driveway when he heard a dog barking.
“But this dog, it sounded like you know when a dog frantically barks?’ Dan Winkelman explained. “And it was. I heard it and it was coming from an area where there isn’t a house. Where it’s just woods.”
Dan Winkelman mentioned his curiosity bought the better of him so he walked over to the tracks to examine.
“When I looked down to the right, I saw a dog just sitting in the middle of the railroad tracks and no people around,” mentioned Winkelman.
Winkelman mentioned when he bought nearer to the dog, that’s when he seen it wasn’t caught, however fairly trapped. He mentioned somebody tied his leash to the tracks and left him there to die.
“There’s no mistaking it. The dog did not just get it wound up there,” Winkelman mentioned. “Those were human-tied knots. And I tried to untie it, but they were pulled so tight that I couldn’t get them undone.”
“After he came back and told me that this poor dog was tied to the tracks, of course, immediately I was irate,” mentioned Dan Winkelman’s spouse, Jennifer. “I wished we could find the person right then.”
The Winkelman’s personal 4 canine, so retaining the one they discovered wasn’t an possibility.
Jennifer Winkelman mentioned she tried repetitively to give up the dog to native animal care spots, however stored arising brief. That’s when she turned to Facebook for assist, which Winkelman mentioned was ultimately profitable.
However, Jennifer Winkelman mentioned she’s now terrified of her environment and the considered who might’ve probably carried out one thing like this.
“If they felt comfortable enough about leaving this animal to die, what is their mindset?” Jennifer Winkelman requested. “And then we’re irate because we wished we had seen someone walking down that way but we didn’t. But we would’ve loved to have found this person and just at least call the cops on them. That was horrible what they did.”
Spartanburg Animal Control mentioned they want your assist discovering the person responsible.
“Enoree is a nice small community and folks know folks,” mentioned Director of Environmental Enforcement for Spartanburg County, Jamie Nelson. “So they probably got a good idea of whos dog that belonged to.”
Nelson mentioned Animal Control goes to proceed to examine the matter.
“As well as looking back through some of our past calls and see if we can find something that matches up with the K-9 itself,” Nelson mentioned. “Any kind of neighbors or dog running loose or complaints in that general location.”
As for the dog, the Winkelman’s mentioned he’s doing simply tremendous.
As of Monday, he’s with Operation Care in York, South Carolina the place he shall be microchipped and vetted earlier than he will get put up for adoption.