Abandoned puppy found in garbage bag in Mt. Healthy

Abandoned puppy found in garbage bag in Mt. Healthy

MT. HEALTHY (FOX19) - Police in Mt. Healthy are turning to the public for help after they say a puppy was found abandoned in a garbage bag.

Officers responded Tuesday to the 7300 block of Werner Avenue to investigate a garbage bag in the roadway that appeared to have something inside that was moving, police said in a Facebook post.

They found a small brown and white puppy inside the plastic garbage bag.

The puppy had sustained injuries consistent with being run over, they said.

The SPCA was called out and took the animal to their facility, where it is receiving care and treatment.

“He has two broken legs, bruised lungs,” Nyketa Gaffney with the SPCA said.

Gaffney said his back leg will heal, but his front leg is broken at his elbow and may need to be amputated.

“The puppy will live a long healthy life,” she said. “He’s joyful, he’s bubbly, he’s doing great despite everything he’s been through.”

According to the SPCA, his injuries are some of the worst they’ve seen and said it was no accident he ended up in a trash bag in the street.

“This is very blatant, this is very intentional,” Gaffney said. “There’s consequences for these actions. Charges of cruelty and abandonment.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Fath at 513-728-3182 or email: mthpdcrimetips@mthealthy.org.

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