Puppy rescued from mounds of trash

Heroes save puppy found buried in mounds of trash

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A young puppy, apparently abandoned with the trash, was rescued by heroes in Oroville, California. The shepherd mix puppy was discovered after a Recology employee heard cries coming from the mounds of trash and took the time to investigate, reported KRCR TV.

“As I am walking through the building I hear whining, whimpering,” said Recology employee, Will Smith, “I was trying to maneuver my way because it was dark.” Smith explained that he would have headed directly to his tractor to move the piles of trash if the lights had been on…it was sheer luck that he didn’t start up the heavy machinery and begin moving garbage.

Smith had to dig for a half hour before he got to the trapped puppy – he said that she was quiet and content after being rescued. Smith told the news station, “She stopped yelling. She laid her head on my chest. She was just happy.”

The pup was infested with fleas – so Smith bought flea shampoo and gave her a bath. The Recology general manager even paid for the pup to go to a veterinarian for an exam.

Another employee, Ryan Matousek, decided to adopt the puppy (now named Sierra) for his mom. Little Sierra went from unwanted and abandoned to loved. Great work!

More news and updates at this link to National Animal News Facebook page – here.


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15 replies
  1. pennysdachshunds says:

    NOW this shows that THERE ARE ACTUALLY CARING PEOPLE in CALIFORNIA ::: RECOLOGY and it’s manager were awesome in seeing this little girl had a vet check>>>Will SMITH is a HERO OF ANIMALS !!! WE need so much more people like this in America these days….

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  2. Pamela Garlisch says:

    All it takes is one person to be aware of what is going on around them! If you see something, say something, if you hear something, investigate! Don’t be so wrapped up in yourself! This person saved a life today! Thanks guys! So happy for Sierra!

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  3. Red says:

    Thank you WILL SMITH…. you are a true gentleman!! You didn’t ignore and just keep working. You took the time to find the crying pup.
    THANK YOU and GOD BLESS YOU and your family….and little Sierra and her family!

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  4. Barkley's Mom says:

    So glad this story has a happy ending. Thank you Will Smith for investigating and saving this precious pup. I know little Sierra will have a happy life from now on.

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  5. Adrienne says:

    There are caring people out there willing to help an animal like this to the point of giving her a flea bath as well as taking her to a vet. Another worker adopted her for his mother. Nice, caring people who should be commended.

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  6. Nancy Raymond says:

    Giant THANK YOU to Will Smith for rescuing Sierra from the trash, purchasing shampoo and keeping her safe – and to the Recology manager for taking her to the vet – you guys went to the utmost length for this little dog. Then Ryan Matousek came through and adopted her for his mother – All of you gentlemen are true heroes for a little abandoned dog. We need more like you in this world.

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  7. ellen cottone says:

    Who would throw away a perfectly good puppy.
    I think this little guy went on an nonofficial sight seeing tour and some how ended up in in flux

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  8. JOSEPHINE FRAZIER says:

    THIS HERO IS AN ANGEL SENT FROM GOD TO DO HIS WORK. A FIGHT BETWEEN GOOD AND BAD ANGELS, AND SOMETIMES A MIRACLE HAPPENS WHEN THE GOOD ANGEL WINS.

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  9. JOSEPHINE FRAZIER says:

    AN ANGEL WAS LOOKING OUT FOR THIS ONE, AND IT’S AN EXAMPLE THAT THERE ARE GOOD PEOPLE. TO ALSO DO THE RIGHT THING WHEN YOU HEAR OR SEE SOMETHING DO NOT IGNORE, AND BE AWARE OF WHAT’S AROUND YOU.

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  10. Tata Frazier says:

    AN ANGEL WAS LOOKING OUT FOR THIS ONE, AND IT’S AN EXAMPLE THAT THERE ARE GOOD PEOPLE. TO ALSO DO THE RIGHT THING WHEN YOU HEAR OR SEE SOMETHING DO NOT IGNORE, AND BE AWARE OF WHAT’S AROUND YOU.

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  11. sherry D. hadley says:

    This one lucked out and I’m so happy about that! However, so disturbing how people discard animals as trash with no look back regarding their well being or suffering. What the hell is wrong with people? But then, there were some good people that gave this story a happy ending!

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