"When I walked up, the rest (of the dogs) were all jumping and wanting me to come pet them and love on them," Madeline Yeaman, of the SPCA of Texas, tells The Dodo. But I saw her and I immediately grabbed our veterinarian and said, 'Oh my gosh, please come take a look at this dog.' "She was at death's door."
The emaciated, severely dehydrated dog was found with a massive collar clamped to her neck. And that was attached to a heavy chain that led to an old car axle.
Without shelter under a merciless Texas sun.
"She had gotten so weak, she couldn't even move," Yeaman says. "When we got there, she didn't want to get up. She didn't want to move. We had to struggle to get her to stand."