Feral Feline Friends of East Tennessee is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to ending feline overpopulation with a trap/neuter/return (TNR) program for feral cats and adoptions of tame socialized kittens and cats.

Every night, volunteers from the organization go out around the area, feeding feral cats. This past Thursday night was no different, but what the volunteer stumbled upon was shocking.

Behind an old building was not a cat, but a puppy in a cage with a note attached that read:

“His name is Chubs, we can no longer keep him he is a German shepherd, lab mix and has had all of his shots as of 9/05/19.”

“Chubs” as his former owners called him, was locked in this cage that was way too small with him, with an empty bowl, in the hot sun. Temperatures reached close to 90 degrees that day, and it’s unknown how long the poor pup had been sitting there in the heat without food or water.

He was also extremely filthy and coated in a grease or oil substance.

They brought him to the rescue where they gave him several baths to get him clean. Aside from being underweight, he seems to be in good health. This will be confirmed at this vet appointment next week.

Until then, the sweet pup (now named Squiggy) is living with a foster and quickly learning what it’s like to be loved and cared for!

If his foster doesn’t decide to adopt him permanently, there are already many people who are interested in welcoming him to their home!

“And you, whoever you are, who abandoned this baby – YOU are THE BIGGEST LOSER,” Feral Feline Friends wrote on Facebook.