The pics not great but she was busy. She had no collar. She did have a string tied very tightly around her neck. I would have missed it at first if I couldn't see it peeping out of her fur. The fur where she was tied has pretty well worn off. The string was fresh, not embedded, but well on it's way. Her nails had never been trimmed judging by the length and splaying of her toes. She was soooo nervous but very happy for attention despite the fear. And glad for a few bites to eat.
I cut the string. I put a collar on her, she's been brushed a bit and her nails have been trimmed. I had to drag her in the house...Like most outside dogs she staunchly refused to come in the house. She's crated right now while I figure out what the hell to do.
I suspect I can easily find the owner, but do I want to? I don't think anyone that would tie a string that tightly around a dog's neck deserves to get her back. Are they just stupid and in need of education or total assholes? I'm betting on the latter since they didn't even have a collar. And if she doesn't go back won't they blame the dog and go get another? I hate it. I really, really do.