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Dog found abandoned in Warren dumpster

Sanitation workers were able to rescue the pooch.
Credit: Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County

WARREN, Ohio — The Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County and the Warren City Dog Warden are trying to find out who abandoned a dog in a dumpster. Sanitation workers found the dog as they were about to empty the container.

Investigators are looking for surveillance video from the surrounding area. They are pretty confident that the dog didn't jump in the dumpster on her own and was put there.

The dog, now named Phoenix, was taken immediately to get veterinarian care. She has wounds on all four limbs, plus injuries to her head and neck which have become infected. She was not walking normally so her back legs needed to be checked. Phoenix also had damage to her teeth.

Medical examination has shown that Phoenix didn't have any broken bones. She was very dehydrated and malnourished. Her open wounds are being treated and she is being monitored closely.  

She seems to be on the road to recovery! She loves to play ball and carries one around for hours. She loves Kong toys and treats.  

The Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County says a generous donor has offered to pay 100% of Phoenix' medical expenses. Donations are still be accepted to go towards the investigation of her case and to help other dogs in their care.

Phoenix still has a while before she is ready for adoption.

Anyone with information on this case or interested in donating to the Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County can call 330-539-5300.

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