Some dogs are named as a result of how or where they were rescued. Their new names are not just a reminder of their rescue story, but to allow those considering adoption to allow the animal to start over in their loving homes.

In South Africa, a retired pastor found Trax bound and gagged and stuffed into a plastic trash bag. The retired pastor who was fortunate enough to find the little guy, at first thought the bag at the side of the railway tracks contained a baby.

After ripping the bag open, the man discovered a little dog trapped inside; all four legs were tied with shoe laces. The poor chap couldn’t even cry out because his muzzle was wrapped tightly shut too.

Trax rescuer took him to the Animal Welfare Society in Helderberg, a town located near Cape town.

After reaching the safety and security of the animal shelter, veterinarians carefully removed the bindings around Trax legs. They had to take their time removing them because they didn’t wish to break his tiny legs or cause the little man any further pain.