OILDALE, Calif. -- A trip to the park on a hot summer day became a rescue mission for the Rhoades family.
"We found a dog left there to die, nobody cared," said Amber Rhoades.
The family went to McCray Park in Oildale just a few blocks away from their home on Friday. They found a female German shepherd, tied to a park bench with no shelter while the temperatures were over 100 degrees.
"She was tied up with bailing wire on her neck and another wire to the park bench, sitting in the sun, no food, no shade, no water, nothing," said Rhoades.
They said the dog was in bad shape and looked as if she hadn't been taken care of in a while. The dog was emaciated and had open wounds on her ears.
"Her ears were bleeding. She was very dehydrated. Pretty much this side of death," said Rhoades.
They brought the dog home and took care of her needs, and after a few days the
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