A small dog found with his muzzle taped shut and his paws bound together in Windsor, Ontario, has been rescued and is receiving special treatment from the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society. On Christmas Day, the dog, now named Justice, received a special turkey dinner.

The man suspected of abusing Justice has been arrested, according to the Durham Region.

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Justice has been undergoing treatment, including surgeries, and is slowly recovering from his severe injuries.¬†Initially, Justice’s “muzzle, paws, and neck [were] tightly bound with electrical tape. The dog was unable to move, having difficulty breathing, and his mouth and paws were extremely swollen. He was immediately rushed to a veterinarian for care,” according to the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society.

According to the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society, “The dog, now named Justice, would likely not have survived more than a few more hours had he not been found. Even after the tape was removed, he was initially unable to stand, and his mouth remains swollen. Fortunately, because he was rescued in time, veterinarians expect him to eventually make a full recovery.”

dog found with muzzle taped shut recoversJustice has been doing so well lately that he has even been working on a few new tricks, including “leave it” and “find it”!

To make a donation toward Justice’s care, please visit the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society.

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