Dog rescued from freezing conditions - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Dog rescued from freezing conditions

(WMC-TV) - A dog was rescued from freezing conditions Wednesday night after an Action News 5 viewer reported a dog left alone for one week, tied to a tree.

The dog's collar was rubbing his neck raw.

The woman who reported the dog said she contacted Memphis Animal Services several times but never received a response.

Action News 5 called city officials and sent a photo via Twitter to the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County. Within the hour, the dog was rescued. Workers at the humane society named him Jasper.

Jasper was treated for hypothermia, shock, and neck injuries. Veterinarians do not believe he would have lived to see another day had he not been rescued when he was.

Action News 5's Nick Kenney is following up on Jasper's rescue.  Tune into that story at 5 p.m.

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