The one year-old lab was put in a crate with a blanket over it in the midst of other trash items for pickup. It had a broken leg from being hit by a car, and skin infections. Neither of the medical conditions had been treated. The dog reportedly had been injured for 30 days before it was found. Once in the control of authorities, the dog was treated with surgery which cost $3,000.
It was speculated that perhaps the previous owner was unable to pay for treatment. Still, the humane course of action is to take the animal to a shelter, not let it suffer for so long, and then have it possibly thrown in a garbage truck for crushing. Judy Sarullo, of Pet Rescue by Judy said, “Do something, and if you can’t do it, then at least have him put to sleep humanely rather than letting him suffer and then putting him in a crate and asking someone to dispose of it in garbage truck.” A local news station did a video piece on the situation. A criminal investigation is underway.
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