After being tied to a tree for days, officials at the Humane Society of Atlantic County say a five-month-old puppy is ready for a new home.
Had it not been for Michaela Carlamere the elements could have ended the life of a five-month-old puppy.
"I came into work and I parked my car and I could hear barking from across the bay."
On Friday Carlamere found the stranded puppy tied to a tree hidden in the marsh, located next to the Humane Society.
He now goes by the name of Marshal.
Officials at the Humane Society say that Marshal was being fed small amounts of food and water while tied to the tree, leading them to believe that someone knew he was there.
But they say even with the small amount of attention, it was only a matter of time before things took a turn for the worse.
"I think he would have died, he was very and starving when he got here," said Carlamere.
But now he has already gained seven pounds, and is fitting right in with all of the other animals recovering from abuse at the shelter.
Just like Bing who is headed home.
"Someone chose to have a pet and then gave him up, started to give him time and love and stopped and I believe that's not fair to the pets or the animas to have something like that and have it stop," said animal adopter, Robert Thompson.
For at least three more days Marshal will remain here at the Humane Society. After that he will be put up for adoption, in hopes of becoming part of a loving and caring family.