A Bay Area dog barely escaped with her life after being rescued from a creek from a passerby who noticed something quite wasn't right.
The small honey-colored dog was found three days ago in Uvas Creek in Christmas Hill Park in Gilroy with her head barely above the water because a brick had been tied with rope to her small hind legs, said Hector Beltran who rescued the pup.
Beltran was with his kids playing near the water when they spotted the about 2-year-old dog, which he named River.
He said her hair was matted and she was weak. He had her checked out at a local veterinarian and gave her a haircut. She did not wear a collar with ID tags nor is she micro-chipped. He believes River is a Yorkshire terrier mix perhaps with Maltese.
Gilroy PD is investigating.