Emaciated dog found by shelter dumpster

Emaciated dog found by dumpster in Iowa

On Monday morning, heartbreaking news was released about an emaciated dog who was found by a dumpster in Tipton, Iowa, on Sunday. The skeletal dog, dubbed “Hope,” passed away just 24 hours after being found.

The badly neglected dog was discovered by a passerby early Sunday morning outside of the Friends of the Animals shelter. Not long after she was found on Sunday, a post was made to the shelter’s Facebook group about the grim discovery:

We are working on saving her we have named her hope she is at the vets office but its going to take a lot of money and stretch our budget very thin for her care this is going to be a long stretch is she makes it.

16730356_10208584473394117_3881525077189872984_nAccording to KWQC, Hope’s body was covered in urine burns and feces – indicative of her being confined in a small kennel or crate for a long period of time. Though there was promise that the badly neglected dog might be able to pull through, the horrific neglect proved to be too much for her to survive. Anyone with information about this situation is asked to reach out to the Tipton Police at 563-886-2424.

 

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30 replies
  1. pennysdachshund says:

    The SUB-HUMAN That allowed this Horrific TORTURE!!! YES TORTURE!!! this this harmless ::; Really NEEDS to be found and the “FRONT PAGE PHOTO ON EVERY MAJOR NEWSPAPER in the STATE OF IOWA ” with the EXCEPTION of the RELIGIOUS SECTS with the PUPPY MILLS and ABUSE of their ANIMAL”S . I here in the WEST have always heard positive remarks on the IOWA FAMULY VALUE SYSTEM!!1 MY own VET who is now 87 years old was from IOWA!!! GOOD GOD PEOPLE of IOWA HOW can YOU turn your backs on THIS!!!! PHOTO speaks a THOUSAND WORDS & NONE OF THEM ARE PRINTABLE!!!

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    • KAREN says:

      Penny I am with you so let’s make it clear I really have no problems saying what should be said these POS and for those who doesn’t know what that means ( piece of shit) should be found left this in a cage where he/ her couldn’t get out to find food or water a complete death sentence hope this happens to the bastards uneducated backwards hillbillies gets what coming to them. to take a life one will be taken from you, learn your lesson early on.

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      • pennysdachshund says:

        My God the Issue of ABUSE of ANIMAL’S IS MOVING ALL across the US… the state of WYOMING TODAY is trying to PASS a BILL in our OWN STATE to INCREASE the Abuse Charge to A Felony !!! Sure hope it passes……

      • Darla says:

        Karen, I live less than an hour away from this small town. I assure you not all Iowans are “uneducated backwards hillbillies” – there are MANY wonderful animal parents here who would do anything for their furry family members – including yours truly. My babies come first in everything I do.

      • Cynthia Sallis says:

        KAREN I agree with you 100%. This piece of shit needs to have everything done to them that they did to “HOPE” Since that won’t happen I hope they are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I hope when they go to jail they areally locked in with someone that gives you some just deserts !

    • Darla says:

      I live less than an hour away from this small town and as far as I know, it never even made the local TV news in the larger town where I live and where there are TWO television stations. I am disgusted.

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      • pennysdachshund says:

        Since the last few racial episodes in Detroit, Fegerson, and a few other places < I see that many overt and covert racial possibility issues of who did it are being just overlooked by the law enforcement agencies…. It's like SEE NOTHING , SAY NOTHING , DO NOTHING & NOTHING will a ARAY !!!

  2. ALICE HAUCK says:

    Poor sweet neglected and abused soul
    TO THE POS WHO DID THIS CRUELTY TO THIS DOG RESULTING IN THE DOG HOPE’S DEATH.
    I HOPE THE SAME HAPPENS TO YOU
    RUN SWEET HOPE AND PLAY WITH THE ANGELS
    YOU ARE SAFE AND AT HOME
    NO MORE CRUELTY SWEET BABY

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  3. Darla says:

    OMG, this is a small town near where I live (less than an hour away) and I’ve been through it many times. I am just sick about this. I’m also telling you….someone knows who this dog belonged to. The town is way too small not to know. RIP Hope. I’m so sorry for your suffering.

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  4. Red says:

    If you know whose dog this is and you DO NOT REPORT THEM!!! YOU KILLED THIS POOR ANIMAL JUST AS SURELY as the low life scum of owners did. REPORT ABUSE!

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  5. linda says:

    RIP Hope. If this dog was found outside a shelter why wasn’t she discovered earlier? She must have been dropped off those POS’s!!!!

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  6. Linda Patton says:

    People make me sick! I’m asked daily why I prefer animals to humans… this is why. Humans are the worlds worst enemies, they are vile, heartless, evil beings who find joy in causing pain and agony in innocent beings. HOPE, you now run free, healthy, fat, happy, and loved. No more pain or agony, no more hunger, or loneliness. You were and are loved dear Hope, always and forever. Please forgive us for not finding you in time, for not rescuing you, for failing you. Your beautiful face is burnt in my mind now and forever… With love, the Patton Family, San Diego, CA.

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  7. Irene Mettlen says:

    If you know or recall someone in thar small town that had Hope, PLEASE CONTACT THE PHONE NUMBER ABOVE, TELL SOMEONE ! THAT’S THE ONLY WAY WE CAN STOP PEOPLE FROM DOING THIS TO ANY OTHER DOGS OR CATS, PLEASE YOUR NAME ISN’T NEEDED! JUST LET THEM KNOW, FOR HOPE’S SAKE AND MEMORY! ????????

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  8. Barkley's Mom says:

    Rest in peace precious Hope, You were loved in the end, and if love could have saved you, you would still be here. Bless those that helped her, I hope whoever let her get this way rots in hell.

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  9. Leslie says:

    Poor Hope, my heart breaks for all the forgotten ,neglected and abused. The only positive thing I can say is she didn’t die all alone. Sometimes help arrives to late, like in Hope’s case, for some help never arrives.
    Hope, baby girl, be free and run and play at the rainbow bridge….if you find my fur kids hang with them…with any luck mine have found my Dad and they are all being spoiled while they wait.
    Hey we can all hope and pray.

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  10. Kathleen Drude says:

    Be at peace Hope! Sleep now you are once again young and whole, you run free playing with your new friends! The sun shines and warms you there is plenty of food and lots of clear cool water to drink! Good night sweet Hope!

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  11. Linda Wyatt says:

    I would like to get my hands on the pos who did this. I would put he/she/them in a tiny crate, and they would suffer the same fate as this poor dog.

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  12. Loretta says:

    THIS BASTARD NEEDS TO DIE AND TERRIBLE DEATH !!!!!!!! ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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  13. Darla says:

    There’s news that may make Hope’s death not be in vain……..

    UPDATE: 2-14-17: Tipton police say officers have been conducting interviews, gathering evidence and have developed a person of interest who was interviewed and confessed to the crime. The investigation will continue and charges are pending.

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    • Barkley's Mom says:

      Thank you for the update, now if they will only take this seriously and not let them get away with nothing more than a slap on the wrist. It’s time to take this abuse seriously. These are living. breathing innocent animals that have feelings. It;s time for our judges to take this seriously and punish the monsters doing these things!

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    • Kathleen Drude says:

      The fact that they caught this thing is bittersweet! For Hope it came too late, both catching this thing and getting help! The really sad thing is that no matter how abused an animal is they still love the abuser, they still wait for the kind word or the gentle touch that never comes!

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