GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The Wisconsin Humane Society is reminding residents that it will never turn away an animal in need after a dog was found tied to a fire hydrant in Green Bay.

The dog was seen tied to a fire hydrant on the corner of East Walnut Street and South Clay Street in Green Bay. A local resident told Local 5 that the dog had a note with her saying that the owners could not take care of her anymore.

The note also mentioned that the dog’s name was ‘Baby Girl’. In addition to the note, a backpack was left with the dog. The backpack had food, treats and toys inside.

The resident sat with the dog for an hour waiting for someone to come back, but no one ever did. The dog was taken to Green Bay’s Humane Society.

Humane Society officials tell Local 5 that Baby Girl is still in the care of staff. She is also getting lots of TLC from the staff. The dog is currently on stray hold and the Humane Society is tracking down any leads on who the owners are.

The Humane Society wanted to remind people it will never turn away an animal in need, and people can surrender anonymously.

We regularly work to make sure that surrender fees are not a barrier to those needing to rehome their pet, and although we request a surrender appointment be made in advance, we do take in emergency surrenders if necessary. It’s important to us that the community knows we are a supportive, welcoming resource for those in need.

Wisconsin Humane Society

The Wisconsin Humane Society’s Green Bay Campus also posted a message on its Facebook page. In the post, it mentions how evident it was that the owner loved the dog and struggled with medical complications and challenges.

The dog can be found on the Wisconsin Humane Society’s website and is nearly six years old. Local 5 will update this story if more details are released.