Animal rescue Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (S.P.C.A.) International found a stray dog tied up with a rubber band around its neck. The dog was unable to bark due to its vocal cords were damaged. Veterinarians removed the rubber band from the puppy who is 3 months old. They gathered that the rubber band was around its neck since birth which caused the damage to his neck as the puppy grew older.