September 30, 2010

Starving Dog Found “Thrown Away Like Yesterday’s Trash” Inside Trash Dumpster

Washington D.C. (The Weekly Vice) - An emaciated dog was discovered in a trash dumpster Monday, locked inside a wire cage that was covered with a feces, urine, a sheet and bags of trash.

According to the Washington Humane Society, an employee working at the Douglas Knoll apartment complex in southeast D.C. was preparing the dumpster for trash pickup when she and a maintenance worker heard an animal whimpering from inside the dumpster.

The maintenance worker reportedly climbed into the dumpster and found a wire cage that contained a half-starved dog who's owner had obviously left him to die.

The dog, who has now been named "Thomas" was found with urine soaked fur - weighing just 10 pounds (half of what his weight should be). The poodle- Schnauzer mix was locked inside a cage filled with urine and feces - indicating that he had likely been trapped inside the cage for an extended period of time.

Thomas was taken to the Humane Society shelter, where he received medical treatment and much needed grooming.

"This innocent animal did not deserve to be thrown away like yesterday's trash," said WHS VP Scott Giacoppo. "This is a despicable act of animal cruelty and the person responsible needs to be brought to justice."

Washington Humane Society officials are asking anyone who has information about the case to contact the Humane Law Enforcement Department at 202-BE-HUMANE (202-234-8626.

Danny Vice
The Weekly Vice

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