CLAXTON, GA (WTOC) - A small lab puppy in Claxton survived being stranded on a hot roof this weekend. But the dog didn't get there on her own, someone put her there with no way to escape.
The puppy has a face that would be hard to resist, especially when you find out what she's been through. Investigators want to know how she got where they found her Sunday.
Claxton Police Officer Ronnie Rivers was working and got the call of a dog up on the roof of a building. He found the puppy sweltering on the roof in the afternoon sun.
"She looked malnourished, I could tell that from where I was by the building. She was on top, but couldn't get down," said Officer Rivers.
He coaxed her down to the edge and rushed her to the patrol car, took her to the station where they washed and fed her. Fire Chief Harold Rogers heads up the city's animal control.
"The puppy...when I first saw it...she's tan colored but she was almost black because she was covered in fleas so bad," said Chief Rogers.
She's been a bundle of playful energy since they got her, considering what she's been through.
"My concern is how long she was up there before somebody noticed her stuck up there on the roof," said Chief Rogers.
They've already had some offers of people who want to adopt her. They won't do that until she's recovered.
In the meantime, they want to find who left her on the roof because they know she couldn't get up there by herself.
"Why? Why would you do this to one of God's creatures, a living thing," said Officer Rivers.
Chief Rogers said he understands people sometimes get a pet and can't keep it and need to find a home for it. But there are plenty of ways better than what happened to this one.