A young pit bull puppy, battered, swollen and thrown away like unwanted trash, was rescued from a Niagara Falls, N.Y., dumpster on Wednesday, reported WKBW News.
The injured pup, now known as "Gladys," was discovered by area workers, who contacted the police.
Officials with the Niagara SPCA came to retrieve the clearly shaken pup, who has been transferred to the Companion Care Animal Hospital for treatment of her wounds.
It is unclear exactly what happened to the puppy, but Amy Lewis, director of the Niagara SPCA, believes that she may have been hit by a car, stating:
We are guessing she was struck by a car and I don't know if the person who hit her put her in the garbage can but she was basically thrown away. "
Officials want to know who is responsible for dumping the injured puppy in the dumpster and they are reaching out to the public for help. Anyone with information is asked to call Niagara SPCA at (716) 731-4368.
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